Last updated: January 15. 2014 6:00AM - 675 Views
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The Logan County Child Advocacy Center (LCCAC) has been working with children and officials in Logan County for the past six years. It provides a child-friendly, safe location for the multi-disciplinary team approach for the investigation of child abuse.

Logan County Sheriff Sonya Porter says the center offers services and programs to victims (children) and their families in addition to helping law enforcement.

” The Logan County CAC has grown over the last six years and now includes support groups, in-house therapy, advocacy, education and support. They have even come out during the middle of the night to assist our department and the child. They are truly there to support our children’s needs as well as their well-being. The Logan County CAC has played a huge role in helping law enforcement officers who investigate crimes against children and by offering services locally instead of having the child and their families travel to Charleston, we are able to work with the LCCAC here in Logan County on obtaining evidence for an investigation as well as provide the child and their family services and programs in a child safe location.”

The Logan County Sheriff’s Department partners with the LCCAC. The Multidisciplinary Team is in place to ensure that children are safe from abuse and neglect and to coordinate investigation of alleged child abuse offenses and competent criminal prosecution of offenders.

“We currently have two deputies, Deputy J. L. Mathis and Deputy N. M. Booth, who are trained in the “Finding Words” Program, which is a program that trains professionals in the multidisciplinary team approach to investigations regarding crimes against children. This program assists law enforcement and other multidisciplinary team members when interviewing children,” said Porter.

For more information about the LCCAC, visit their Facebook page or website: logancountycac.webs.com, email thelogancac@yahoo.com or call 304-792-6261.

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