JOLIET – The Shorewood Police Department recently presented Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow with a $2,000 donation to the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center to assist in the fight against child sexual abuse.
The Children’s Advocacy Center was chosen as one of the beneficiaries of the department’s annual charity golf outing, which was held last year. Commander Eric Allen and Officer Paul Hulbert of the Shorewood Police Department presented the contribution to 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.
The state’s attorney established the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 as a 501-c-3 non-profit organization that relies on grants, local funding and fundraisers to fulfill its important mission. Glasgow, who serves as the chairman of the center’s board of directors, thanked Shorewood Police for a generous contribution that enables the center to continue its work on behalf of vulnerable children.
“We are grateful to the Shorewood Police Department for choosing the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as a beneficiary of the funding it raised during its annual charity golf outing,” Glasgow said. “This funding not only enables the center to operate, it demonstrates that our local police departments value the important work performed by our trained and caring staff.”
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is a member of the United Way of Will 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.
PHOTO CAPTION: Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow (middle) accepts a check from Commander Eric Allen (left) and Officer Paul Hulbert (right) of the Shorewood Police Department on behalf of the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. The center’s professionally trained staff interviews children who are the victims of sexual abuse. Recorded statements made by the children are used in the prosecution of sexual abusers.