EAST NORRITON, Pa., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center, a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center in Montgomery County, has received a $15,000 grant from PECO to purchase computers, tablets and cloud-based software, which are crucial to the center's mission to ease the criminal justice process for abused children. PECO also donated 10 laptop computers to the center.
"We want to express enormous gratitude to PECO for this wonderful donation to Mission Kids," said Abbie Newman, executive director of Mission Kids. "PECO has shown steadfast support for Mission Kids since our inception, and we very much attribute our success to the tremendous support we receive from community partners. We are so thankful to each and every individual who helps us in the fight against child abuse. There is still much more work to be done and we look forward to one day when our community is free of child abuse."
The recent technology investments have improved both the efficiency and capacity of Mission Kids. The new laptops replaced older PCs that made simple business tasks difficult, and new tablets keep children entertained in the waiting room. These advancements expand Mission Kids' scope of work and ability to serve the most vulnerable victims of abuse in Montgomery County.
Mission Kids offers a comprehensive, centrally located, multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a dedicated, child-friendly setting to achieve justice for child victims and promote their physical and emotional well-being. Mission Kids has conducted more than 1,700 neutral, fact-finding forensic interviews, which have been coordinated to avoid duplicative interviewing, and support Montgomery County's multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse investigation and intervention.
Those who would like to learn more about Mission Kids or make a donation to the organization may contact Executive Director Abbie Newman at 484-687-2990 or visit www.missionkidscac.org.
About Mission Kids
Mission Kids is a 501(c)(3) corporation centrally located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Founded in March 2007, Mission Kids was created by the collaborative effort of the Montgomery County District Attorney, the Police Chiefs of Montgomery County, and the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth to stop the cycle of abuse and improve the outcomes for abused children and their families. Mission Kids serves as a child-friendly facility where medical professionals, social workers, police officers and lawyers come together to streamline the investigative process and provide victims with the necessary support services to help them begin to heal.
SOURCE Mission Kids Child Advocacy Center