JOLIET – The Naperville Exchange Club recently donated $7,000 to the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center to assist in the fight against child sexual abuse.
Sean Kelley, a member of the Naperville Exchange Club’s Allocation Committee, presented the grant to Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow.
The Children’s Advocacy Center’s professionally trained staff interviews children who are the victims of sexual abuse. The children’s statements, which are recorded in a non-suggestive, non-threatening environment, have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of sexual predators over the past decade.
State’s Attorney Glasgow, who established the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995, thanked the Naperville Exchange Club for a generous contribution that enables the center to continue its work on behalf of vulnerable children. The center is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization that relies on grants, local funding, foundations and fundraisers to operate.
“I am extremely grateful that the Naperville Exchange Club continues to partner with The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center in its critical mission,” Glasgow said. “This generous contribution validates the important work the center performs on behalf of law enforcement in the battle against child sexual abuse. Not only is the center instrumental in putting dangerous predators behind bars, it provides much-needed counseling and medical services to young victims and their families.”
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is a member of both United Way of Will County and United Way of Grundy County. For more information, contact The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center at (815) 774-4565, or visit the Web site at http://www.willcountychildrensadvocacy.org.