FOUR QUICK STEPS TO HELP CHILDREN IN CRISIS
Children's Advocacy Centers in Washington State provide hope and healing to over 4500 victims of child abuse each year.
Children's Advocacy Centers are safe, child-appropriate places where children receive forensic interviews, advocacy, and access to medical care, therapy, and other services designed to help them heal from trauma. Approximately 72% of the 4500 children who are seen through Children's Advocacy Centers each year are under the age of 12; 38% are age six or under.
The Governor's budget for the 2011-2013 biennium eliminates funding for Children's Advocacy Centers, placing critical services to over 9000 children at risk over that two year period.
To share your concerns about these cuts, you can:
STEP 1: Contact Governor Christine Gregoire:
STEP 2: Contact Susan Dreyfus, Secretary of Department of Social and Health Services
STEP 3: Contact Denise Revels Robinson, Assistant Secretary, Children's Administration
STEP 4: Contact your local legislators.