On Friday, August 13, stakeholders of the Baton Rouge Childrens’ Advocacy Center gathered at the new facility at 626 East Boulevard to celebrate starting the renovations to the house in the Historic Downtown District of Baton Rouge. Special guest, District 67 Representative Patricia Haynes Smith, was given a tour through the house where walls have been taken down and the old wood flooring revealed. The new house is three times larger than the current house located at 536 France Street. Jeremy Fenn and David Jacobson with Charles Carter Construction were on hand, along with the architect Clarke Gernon with Remson, Haley, Herpin Architects to lead the way through the two-story house. Rob Daigrepont, president of the BRCAC board, welcomed the guests and board members and invited them to tour the house and join in the celebrations with refreshments laid out in the soon-to-be play therapy room.
The mission of the BRCAC is to lessen the trauma experienced by child victims when abuse allegations are investigated and to provide support during any subsequent proceedings within the criminal justice system.
Pictured from left to right Front Row: Jeremy Fenn, Sue Berni, Clarke Gernon
Middle Row: Dr. Roberta Vicari, Linda Clark, Patty Freeman, David Mouegot
Back Row: Sharon Pol, Jane Wood, David Jacobson, LaTonia Dunbar, Robert Daigrepont and Representative Patricia Haynes Smith