Charleston, West Virginia – Governor Jim Justice today announced that the West Virginia Center for Child Advocacy (CAC) Grants Program funding of $2,118,686 million has been awarded to 22 projects.
These funds will be donated to local non-profit CACs across the state to help address the growing problem of child abuse and neglect.
These awards focus on the interdisciplinary response to investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases by providing services such as advocacy, education, forensic interviews, assessments, and referrals.
It is funded by the State of West Virginia and administered by the Judiciary and Community Services (JCS) Section of the Department of Administrative Services (DAS).
Funding was awarded to:
Burlington United Methodist Family Services, Inc. — $88,907
The funds will be used in both Hampshire and Mineral counties to provide reception, investigation and follow-up services to child abuse victims ages 3 to 17.
Cavell Huntington Hospital — $95,769
The funds will be used for forensic interviews, advocacy, mental health and other services for all abused children in Cavell County.
CAMC Health Education Research Institute — $112,479
The funds will be used to continue funding the CAMC Women’s and Children’s Child Advocacy Center, which provides forensic interviews, medical evaluations, advocacy and therapy for children and families who have been victims of abuse. .
Change Inc. — $89,664
The funds will be used to provide and coordinate child-centered, field-based services for child abuse victims and their families in Brooke and Hancock counties.
Child and Youth Advocacy Center — $100,218
Funding will enable the program to provide forensic interviews, advocacy, and therapy for child victims of abuse and neglect, as well as support for a multidisciplinary team approach to abuse and neglect investigation, prosecution, treatment, and prevention. become able to.
Mercer County Child Protect — $83,550
The funds will be used to strengthen child guidance centers in Mercer County so that the program can maintain current staff who will continue to provide direct services to families of child victims and non-abusers.
West Virginia Children and Families Association — $109,452
Funding to provide culturally appropriate, child-focused, and developmentally appropriate services on-site, including forensic interviews, mental health, early and ongoing advocacy, and case coordination for children and their families. used for
Cornerstone Family Interventions — $86,486
The funds will be used to enhance direct services to crime victims in need of child advocacy center services in Boone and Lincoln counties.
Harmony House Inc. — $94,912
Funds will be used to ensure a comprehensive, child-friendly, field-based, culturally competent, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse using the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model. will be used.
Heroes Haven Child Advocacy Center — $123,891
Funding is dedicated to providing a comprehensive, culturally competent, interdisciplinary response to child sexual abuse, sexual assault, severe physical abuse and neglect, witnesses to violence, and allegations of child abuse. Used to provide a immersive, physically and psychologically safe and child-friendly environment. drug danger.
Just for Kids, Inc. — $95,820
Funds will be used to serve children affected by sexual and other criminal abuse and their families who have not committed crimes.
Logan County Child Advocacy Center, Inc. — $90,573
This fund provides core services to child victims of abuse and neglect and their non-violent families in Logan and Mingo counties.
Marion County Child Advocacy Center, Inc. — $79,817
Funds are used for forensic interviews, victim advocacy, case coordination, and providing community assistance to child victims of sexual and/or physical abuse.
Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center Inc. — $78,807
Funds will be used to provide center-based services to child abuse victims, including forensic interviews and evaluations, advocacy, education, referrals, and treatment.
West Virginia Mountain CAP — $84,366
Funds will be used to provide forensic interviews, advocacy, education, trauma-based case management and treatment, and support services for children who have been physically and sexually abused in child-friendly settings.
Nicholas County Family Resource Network — $90,976
Funding will be used to provide multidisciplinary research teams in Nicholas and Webster counties with a friendly environment for children who have been sexually and/or physically abused.
North Star Child Advocacy Center — $141,156
The funds will be used to provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral environment where law enforcement and child protection workers can observe forensic interviews with children who are alleged victims of abuse.
Randolph Tucker Child Advocacy Center, Inc. — $88,201
Funds will be used to support child-centered team responses to child abuse. This includes forensic interviews, medical, mental health, and advocacy services for children and their non-abuser caregivers.
REACH Family Resource Center Ltd — $75,528
Funds are used to provide counseling, case management, forensic interviews, and advocacy for child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, negligence, and domestic abuse, and their families who are not perpetrators.
Stop the Heart Inc. — $87,495
The funds will be used to provide direct services to victims of child abuse and/or neglect, as well as to strengthen and strengthen our multidisciplinary team approach to criminal investigations and prosecutions.
West Virginia Child Abuse Network, Inc. — $132,418
The funds will be used to link abuse victims to services so they can experience hope, healing and justice, while also activating adults to better respond to allegations of abuse. WVCAN will work to better meet the needs of all abused children in West Virginia through public awareness campaigns and the provision of quality technical assistance and training.
Wetzel County Commission — $88,201
Funds will be used to reduce the traumatic impact of child abuse, protect children from abuse, achieve justice for child victims, investigate abuse as a team, and strengthen the capacity of communities to care for children.