On January 8, 2020 Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton & Wise Counties signed formal agreements with partners to begin the process of providing the full array of services.
Partner Challenge: Bridgeport PD vs. Decatur PD
Bridgeport and Decatur are going head to head to raise funds for Children’s Advocacy Center! Support your team and whichever department raises the most wins bragging rights and a designated parking space.
All funds raised go towards finishing the campaign to open a permanent office in Wise County.
Campaign to raise funds for a permanent office in Wise County off to a successful start
Several local organizations and businesses have given generously to open a permanent office in Wise County. Thank you to these groups for believing kids are essential!
Office now open in Wise County
Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County has opened it’s Wise County location. Community Church in Decatur has graciously donated the partial use of their space as the Center looks for a permanent office space in the county.
Staff began working in the office on June 29, 2020.
The first forensic interviews were held on July 1st.
Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton & Wise Counties formally expands services to Wise County
Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton & Wise Counties is proud to announce the expansion of services to formally include Wise County. On Wednesday, January 8, 2020 representatives from the Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton & Wise Counties, Wise County law enforcement agencies, and the Wise County District Attorney’s Office gathered to celebrate the signing of a memorandum of understanding, launching the new partnership.
Wise County is the largest county in the state of Texas that does not have a dedicated children’s advocacy center ensuring that victims of severe child abuse received coordinated investigation, prosecution and mental health services. The Denton County Advocacy Center has long provided ‘courtesy coverage’ and is now delighted to formally include Wise County in their service area.
What our Partners are Saying
Jay Lapham, Assistant District Attorney for Wise and Jack Counties said, “Child abuse cases are the most important cases we handle in Wise County. We are thankful that we have one more tool to protect the children of Wise County.”
The Advocacy Center is thrilled to partner with local law enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Family and Protective Services, as well as the Office of Juvenile Probation. Temporary office space for the Advocacy Center will be located in the Decatur Police Department until a permanent space can be secured.
Rex Hoskins, Chief of Police for Decatur, said, “The Decatur Police Department is excited to start a partnership with Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County that will have an office located in Wise County. This partnership is much needed and will be welcomed by the agency, and be an asset to the community.”