Rep. Madden brings home $47,000 grant for child victims

State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, has worked to secure a $47,000 grant for the Child Advocacy Center of Monroe County for services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers in the community.


Madden said the grant will promote community awareness of child abuse issues, assist members with training on issues in the field, and facilitate efficient and meaningful case review.


“I am happy to secure grant funding for our child advocacy center to help victims of abuse and for other programs in Monroe County,” Madden said.


Madden said it is critically important that some of the funding be used for workers to continue their education and training in conjunction with the local Judge’s Children Roundtable.


The $47,000 grant comes from the Children’s Advocacy Center Funds Act (Act 28 of 2014), which highlighted the importance of Children’s Advocacy Centers and established a dedicated funding stream for CACs and the training of mandated reporters. Centers are eligible to receive up to $47,000.


Madden is a member of the House Human Services Committee and the Early Childhood Education Caucus.