Proposed budget may cut all funding to Children?s Advocacy Centers in Arizona
Representatives of Children's Advocacy Centers in
They would drop federal funding for CAC's
and related programs from $18 million to zero. The centers are where victims of
child sex abuse receive coordinated medical, mental health and legal services.
Teresa Huizar is executive director of the Children's
“When you think about the fact that child sexual abuse affects roughly 20 percent of the female population of this country, and about one-in-eight men or boys, I think there are lots of people who have a reason to care about this issue and advocate on our behalf,” Huizar said.
Young children are more likely to die of child abuse
or neglect in metro