The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office is extremely proud of its Child Advocacy Center. The free-standing facility on Kozloski Road is designed to care for Monmouth County children who are affected by child abuse and neglect. Our Child Advocacy Center is a child-focused facility, designed to reduce the trauma to child abuse victims and their families when a child discloses sexual abuse, physical abuse or neglect.
Our Child Advocacy Center provides a comfortable, private, child-friendly setting that is both physically and psychologically safe for a diverse population of children and their families. Our Child Advocacy Center’s doors first opened in 2009 with a goal towards creating a ‘one stop’ location that permits abused children and their families to receive many of the services they require under one roof. The facility underwent an expansion in 2015 and an addition was added to the existing Child Advocacy Center, adding a medical suite where exams could be conducted, space for art therapy and mental health counseling for children and their families. In addition office space was created for other agencies who interact with impacted children, such as the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency, to further enhance the level of services provided.
The funding for the Child Advocacy Center is a true public/private partnership. A non-profit corporation, The Friends of the Monmouth County Child Advocacy Center, raised funds to build and support the center. Additional funding was provided by the contribution of forfeiture funding from the Prosecutor’s Office and funding by the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders.