The nonprofit EAC Network opened a child advocacy center on Roanoke Avenue in 2019 but the center remains underutilized, thanks in part to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which delayed outreach efforts. The organization hosted an open house at its Riverhead child advocacy center office on Tuesday so it could give officials a tour and talk to them about its work.
The child advocacy center provides a child-focused setting for forensic interviews and exams for child victims of abuse and helps assist in investigations and prosecutions of those cases. The organization also provides the victim’s families with services and assists them throughout the investigation and legal processes.
“Protecting children is our primary goal,” said Neela Mukherjee Lockel, the president and CEO of EAC Network.
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