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Chippewa County Child Abuse and Neglect Committee Receives $8,970 Grant From Department of Justice


Grant Money to Help Fund an Update of a Video Recording Interview Room For Use in Child Forensic Interviews


CHIPPEWA FALLS – The Wisconsin Department of Justice, Office of Crime Victim Services has awarded the Chippewa County Child Abuse and Neglect Committee (CAN) a grant to enhance their capability to video record child forensic interviews. The award is made possible through a grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) program.


The award will help to fund an upgrade of the video recording equipment in an existing child forensic interview room.


Bureau of Justice Assistance grants support law enforcement, victim services, treatment, corrections, the courts and technology & prevention initiatives that strengthen the nation's criminal justice system.


“Working together streamlines the investigative process and reduces secondary trauma to child victims,” said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. “I am pleased the Wisconsin Department of Justice can support these important programs that protect child victims.”


The Chippewa County Child Abuse and Neglect Committee includes representatives from the following agencies:


  • District Attorney's Office and victim/witness
  • Child Protective Services
  • Law enforcement agencies including the sheriff's department, Chippewa Falls PD, as well as local and municipal law enforcement agencies
  • Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center
  • Guardians Ad Litem
  • Various school districts
  • Juvenile intake
  • Probation and parole
  • Family Support Center