(KMOV) – An effort to stop child abuse of all kinds and to bring abusers to justice will have more money to work with.
The St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center interviews child victims and shares that information with police. This center is not getting an extra $50,000-a-year by partnering with the United Way.
The sheriff told News 4 if it wasn’t for the CAC, child sex offenders would slip through the cracks.
“There’s no doubt that their work, you know they’re part of the team. It takes a team to prosecute these cases and takes a team to investigate and they’re a part of our team when it comes to child crimes,” Sheriff Richard Watson said.
The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department worked with the CAC about every week on Child abuse cases.
The St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center will use the extra money to hire a counselor to help children heal after an assault.