FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NORTHUMBERLAND, PA – The Child Advocacy Center of the Central Susquehanna Valley, a division of Geisinger Health System’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from the Sunbury Area Health Fund, which is affiliated with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (www.csgiving.org). The grant was used for the purchase of new forensic video recording equipment at the center. (Old equipment pictured with Sherry Moroz, a forensic interviewer at the CAC)

The CAC was established to embrace victims of child abuse and provides young victims interviews by trained forensic interviewers, as well as medical examinations, crisis intervention counseling and ongoing case tracking.

“Through this grant, we have purchased new video recording equipment which is vital in gathering forensic information from our interviews to be used in child abuse cases,” said Melissa DeBaro, coordinator at the Child Advocacy Center. “We are grateful to the Sunbury Area Health Fund for providing us the financial assistance to make this important purchase.”

The CAC conducts 500 interviews with potential child abuse victims annually.

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