December 22, 2016 - In the spirit of this holiday season, Children’s Trust and the Roanoke County Police Department announced today a gift from the Roanoke County Police Department to the Children’s Advocacy Center.
Roanoke County Chief of Police, Howard Hall announced the gift of $17,000 was made possible through the federal asset forfeiture program. The gift was given for new audio/video equipment for the agency's Children's Advocacy Center (CAC). This equipment allows for recording forensic interviews of child abuse victims as part of the investigation for the investigative team’s case.
Children’s Trust Executive Director, Janice Dinkins Davidson explained the importance of this gift,” it is not just a gift for the Children’s Advocacy Center, but for all the investigators who work to protect the children of the Roanoke Valley.”
The Children’s Advocacy Center is one of five programs offered through Children’s Trust of Roanoke Valley. Our mission is to prevent child abuse and neglect and provide continuous support for children through investigation and court proceedings. We help to make kids safer and adults better parents through education.
Children’s Trust is generously supported by the following partners: Carilion Children’s Hospital, United Way of Roanoke Valley, Prevent Child Abuse VA, Children’s Advocacy Centers of VA, and the National Children’s Alliance. CASA Roanoke Valley is a proud member of National CASA.
The Roanoke County Police Department strives to provide the citizens of Roanoke County with the best possible police services. The department does this through many successful community programs and a dedicated workforce. The Roanoke County Police Department is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The department has maintained national accreditation since November 1997.