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Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center Receives Grant from Department of Justice

 

Grant Money to Help Enhance Their Ability to Video Record Child Forensic Interviews

 

OSHKOSH – The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services has awarded the Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Winnebago County a subgrant in the amount of $7,703 to enhance their ability to video record child forensic interviews. This award is made possible through a grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).

 

The award will be used to upgrade the existing video recording equipment in the child forensic interview room.

 

Bureau of Justice Assistance grants support law enforcement, victim services, treatment, corrections, the courts and technology & prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation's criminal justice system.

 

“Working together streamlines the investigative process and reduces secondary trauma to child victims,” said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. “I am pleased the Wisconsin Department of Justice can support these important programs that protect child victims.”

 

The Winnebago County Child Maltreatment Multidisciplinary Team is made up of several county law enforcement services, the Department of Human Services, the District Attorney's Office, and child victim service providers. The team recognizes that working together to investigate child abuse and neglect results in better outcomes for child victims.