PITTSBURG, KS.--- Following an extensive application and review process, the Children's Advocacy Center in Pittsburg is now nationally accredited. The recognition comes from the National Children's Alliance. The Children's Advocacy center opened in 1999, and has served dozens of kids each year across Southeast Kansas. Crawford County Attorney, Michel Gayso says the center allows kids to tell their story in a trusted and safe environment.
"I've heard that these children will come in scared to death, and they will leave smiling. That is theh environment that these types of forensic interviews really need to take place," states Gayso.
The children's center is staffed by 1 full time and 1 part time employee. They see kids in Crawford, Cherokee, Labette, and Montgomery counties.