Childrens Advocacy Center Celebrates 25 Years of Service

AMARILLO -- The Bridge Childrens Advocacy Center is celebrating 25 years of service this month.  

The organization re-signed the Centers interagency agreement with partners from Potter, Randall and Armstrong counties.  

"The Bridge facilitates a Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure that child abuse investigations are cohesive.  The Bridge provides a stepping stone to investigative first responders of child abuse and sexual assault cases within the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle.  We are honored to continue our work with these agencies.  Each member plays an important role in fulfilling our Mission - to provide a childs path to healing and justice." says Dave Walker, Board President of The Bridge. 

In addition to The Bridge, the agencies involved include:  Amarillo Police Department, Canyon Police Department, Randall County Sheriffs Department, Potter County Sheriffs Department, 47th District Attorneys office, 251st District Attorneys office, Potter County Attorneys office, Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Armstrong County Sheriffs Department and Family Support Services.  

"The interagency agreement is re-executed every three years.  These agencies believe in the development, maintenance and support of a child friendly environment that emphasizes the best interests of children and that provides investigative and rehabilitative services to the child and non-offending family members.  Each member of this team is dedicated and committed to transforming lives by engaging the strengths of their respective organization." says April Leming, Executive Director of The Bridge. " Maintaining open communication and case coordination among community professionals and agencies involved in child protection is a priority for The Bridge."

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