12th JD Children’s Advocacy Center Opens in Marion County
As of today, every district in Tennessee now has a Children’s Advocacy Center. Officials cut the ribbon on The Twelfth Judicial District Children’s Advocacy Center in Marion County this afternoon. It will serve all six counties in its district including Bledsoe, Marion, Sequatchie, Rhea, Franklin, and Grundy.
The non-profit will help abused children with counseling and victim advocacy. It is designed to be a place where kids can feel comfortable. Chief Detective Gene Hargis in Marion County and Board of Directors for Children’s Advocacy Center says, “I think if we can affect a child’s life positively that’s been victimized by a physical or mental or sexual abuse, and to help that child throughout their lifetime to change and break that cycle.”
The advocacy center will be hiring next month.