The Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center was created to put the needs of traumatized children first.
Run by the County Prosecutor's Office, it is where police and counselors can offer a coordinated response to children who have suffered sexual and physical child abuse.
The center was built by the county and opened on Kozloski Road in Freehold in 2009. According to the Friends of the MCCAC, the center handles more than 400 cases of child abuse each year. A $2.3 million Phase II fundraising campaign to add a medical suite, therapy rooms and office space is underway.
On January 15 at 7 pm, an information session about the project will be presented at the Monmouth Reform Temple at 332 Hance Avenue in Tinton Falls. It is sponsored by The League of Women Voters of Greater Red Bank and the Temple's Social Action Committee
Speakers at the event include MCCAC Board Secretary Lynn Reich, Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Peter Boser, Retired Police Detective Eric S. Rice and Child Advocacy Center Social Worker Sue Rekedal.
Recently, Assistant Prosecutor Boser spoke with Cynthia Scott about the center for the county's public information production, Monmouth in Focus. Click on the video attached to this article to hear Boser describe how the center operates.