March in Buffalo to stop child abuse

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Abused children are on the minds of people who walked together Saturday morning at Delaware Park in Buffalo.

The Million March is about recognizing victims and helping prevent abuse.

State Senator Tim Kennedy was there, to announce he had helped boost state funding for child advocacy centers including the Lee Gross Anthone Center in Buffalo, by a total of $2.5 million.

“When a child abuse case is brought to their attention, they bring the child in, they interview the child away from any potential abuser. [The professionals take care] investigating each case, and ensure that those abusers are brought to justice,” Sen. Kennedy said.

Part of the reason the funding was needed is there are three times as many Child Advocacy Center locations as there were just a few years ago.  Around 2010 there was 13 and today there are 40.

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