New center opens to help victims of child sexual abuse
ALFRED (WGME) -- A new center is open to help victims of child sexual abuse.
The Children's Advocacy Center opened Tuesday at the York County Courthouse.
The program helps children who were victims of child sexual abuse by giving them a place to tell their story, hoping to minimize the impact on their mental health down the road.
Organizers say typically, kids will have to re-tell their stories five or six times before they even reach court. This new program provides one account for every step of the legal process.
It's a solution child care advocates say is life changing.
This is the fourth child advocacy center to open in Maine, and organizers say soon every health district in the state will have one.