The FBI has honored the Prescott House Children's Advocacy Center in Birmingham.
The agency gave Prescott House the 2012 FBI Director's Community Leadership Award. It goes to people and organizations that make a big impact on the community.
Prescott House provides services to children who may have witnessed, or been victims of, abuse and trauma. (For more info, visit their website, www.prescotthouse.org.)
"It is difficult for us to think that our children may become victims of violent or sexual crimes, but sadly it happens more often than we care to imagine," Special Agent in Charge Richard Schwein, Jr. said.
"The services Prescott House has provided to law enforcement over the years in interviewing and counseling child victims has assisted in bringing many predators to justice and for that we should all be thankful. The Director's Community Leadership Award is the FBI's way of expressing that thanks publically," Schwein added.
Prescott House handles about 500 cases each year and conducts about 150 counseling sessions annually.
It was started in 1987 by retired Jefferson County District Attorney David Barber. It is believed to be the second oldest Children's Advocacy Center in the U.S.
You can also find more information on the Prescott House Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/PrescottHouseCAC.
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