Advocacy center gets donation
October 20, 2012 5:30PM
Updated: November 22, 2012 6:34AM
JOLIET — The Crest Hill Police Association/Metropolitan Alliance of Police Chapter 15 recently presented Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow with a $1,500 check to benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.
The Crest Hill Police Association this year selected the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as the beneficiary of the proceeds from its third annual golf outing, held in September. Crest Hill Police Association Treasurer Ryan Dobcyzk presented the check to Glasgow, who created the center in 1995 to improve the way allegations of child sexual abuse are investigated.
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center’s professionally trained staff members interview children who are the victims of sexual or severe physical abuse in a non-threatening, non-suggestive environment. The children’s recorded statements have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of sexual predators and child abusers over the past 17 years. Last year, the center’s staff interviewed 321 children.