“BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center is now offering services on the west side of the Mississippi River to make sure children have a voice.
It takes about 40 minutes or more to drive from New Roads to Baton Rouge, that’s enough time for a child to change their mind about telling someone they’ve been abused.
“That’s the problem that we have, we have a lot of victims and they’re afraid to come out and tell their story because they don’t adequate place to come and do it,” explains Captain Nicholas Gremillion with the Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office.
Gremillion explains that there has been an uptick in child abuse since the pandemic, but there was no comfortable place for children to open up…”
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