25 state-approved Child Advocacy Centers across the state will share in more than $4 million dollars in funding to enhance services provided to children who are victims of crimes.

The state funding was announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

The grant funding will allow the Child Advocacy Centers to either hire a specially trained forensic interviewer or an appropriate consultant to handle interviews with child victims.

The centers will also be able to purchase a variety of equipment to facilitate those interviews.

"This critical funding will help provide a safe haven for children who have suffered from abuse and help them take the first step on the road to recovery," Cuomo said. "With this funding, child advocacy centers will be better equipped to partner with law enforcement to bring the abusers to justice while offering effective emotional support services to child victims and their families."


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