The Madison County Child Advocacy Center in Wood River will receive $10,000 in funding from the county. The money came through a grant, which will be used for funding the administrative costs of the center. This is the third year the center has received the grant.
The center is getting ready to apply for reaccreditation. It first became an accredited center in 2009, and must reapply every five years. Madison County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan says the Child Advocacy Center does good work.
Open since 2003, the center is where staff conducts forensic interviews of children and teens have been victims of sexual abuse. In addition, it offers counselling and other assistance to the child and their families after a case has been prosecuted.