Child advocacy center opens in Escanaba

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ESACANA, Mich. (WLUC) - The Delta County Regional Child Advocacy Center in Escanaba officially opened Thursday afternoon.

The center's goal is to provide a more comfortable atmosphere to talk with children who have been the victim of sexual abuse or severe physical abuse crimes.

A trained interviewer talks with the child while being monitored by law enforcement personnel, social workers and members of the judicial system.

The goal is to minimize the impact that giving interviews or testifying can have on a child.

This weekend, the center will be open for the general public to come by and visit.

Kimberlee Rudden is a Family Care Coordinator and explains the events at the center on Saturday.

"This Saturday, August 11th, we're hosting our first ever Amazing Race. It's our first fundraiser since we are a non-profit. We invite the public to come to our open house from 10:30 am to 2 pm. We'll have bucket raffles. We'll have music and tours of the center."

For more information on the center please use the links provided on this page.

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