Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow was pleased recently to accept a $3,000 contribution on behalf of the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center from AT&T Illinois.
AT&T made an Advocate level contribution through a new Corporate Partnership Program established earlier this year by the not-for-profit Will County Children’s Advocacy Center.
State’s Attorney Glasgow, who established the Children’s Advocacy Center in 1995 and chairs its Board of Directors, thanked AT&T for a generous donation that is helping to launch the program. Jeff Adducci, AT&T Illinois’ Director of External Affairs, visited the center recently to make the contribution.
“Donations from corporate sponsors like AT&T Illinois enable the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center to continue its critical work of protecting abused children and making our communities safer,” said State’s Attorney Glasgow. “Through this program we are forging important partnerships with corporations that have joined us in our mission to provide hope, healing, and justice for abused children.”
“At AT&T, we consistently look to make a difference for people in the communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said AT&T Illinois External Affairs Director Jeff Adducci. “The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center provides help and healing for children in Will County. We respect and admire the service its people provide and we are proud to support their critical mission.”
State’s Attorney Glasgow established the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center as a 501-(c)-3 charitable organization in 1995 to vastly improve investigations into cases involving the sexual abuse of children. Today, when children make outcries of sexual abuse, they are brought to the center, where trained and compassionate forensic interviewers obtain accurate statements in a neutral, non-suggestive and child-friendly environment. Interviews recorded at the Children’s Advocacy Center have been used in the successful prosecution of thousands of child predators over the last two decades.
In addition, the center’s experienced staff provides children and families with counseling, medical exams, legal advocacy, community resource referrals and other social services to enable the healing process to begin.
For information on the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center or its Corporate Partnership Program, contact Executive Director Lisa Morel Las at (815) 774-4565 or email [email protected]. You can also visit on line at www.willcountycac.org.
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