Your help is NEEDED! SAU Detectives and Our Chaplains Ask for Your Help to Assist Partners with Families and Children, Our Local Non-Profit Child Advocacy Center
The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit (SAU) and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Chaplains are teaming up to raise money to help Partners with Families and Children, a local non-profit Children’s Advocacy Center. Can you help us bring a small amount of comfort and security to a child victim of sexual or physical abuse?
If you would like to donate, please go to the GoFundMe fundraiser page or use your phone’s camera to follow the QR code below.
Partners with Families and Children work with child victims of sexual and physical abuse, neglect, and their families. When a case of suspected child sexual or physical abuse is reported to law enforcement, Detectives utilize Partners to conduct trauma-informed forensic interviewing of the involved child. This is important not only for the law enforcement investigation but also to start the victim-centered healing process for children, so they can lead healthy, productive lives following the abuse.
SAU Detectives work closely with the Partners team on child sexual or physical abuse investigations. A trained forensic interviewer speaks with the child in a special room designed to help them be comfortable, secure, and at ease while discussing difficult topics.
Partners’ interview rooms are needing of new furniture, which is essential in conducting these important interviews while talking about very uncomfortable topics. The new furniture will also let Partners’ therapy dogs (Skipper and Tori pictured above) sit beside the child during the forensic interview to help them feel at ease.
With your donation, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sexual Assault Unit, through the SCSO Chaplaincy Office, will purchase new furniture for the Partners’ interview room. 100% of all donations received will go directly to buying new furniture.