New child advocacy center to open in Waverly – WSMV 4

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WAVERLY, Tenn. (WSMV) – A new child advocacy center will open in Waverly on Monday to help get abused children the help they need.

The Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), in collaboration with the Humphreys County Board of Education, has repurposed a county building for the new center with the help of county inmates.

The center serves as a safe place for children who are victims of child abuse or other crimes to receive support during investigations. Child advocates will work with law enforcement and other child protection workers to talk with and interview the children in the new safe and child-friendly location.

Sheriff Chris Davis said that the center will serve Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, Humphreys, and Stewart counties in Middle Tennessee.

“The inmates have worked hard on the renovation and remodel at the direction of our Child Crimes Detective Stephine McFerren,” Davis said. “This collaborative effort is another example of his commitment to our children’s safety and wellbeing. I have worked close to the Child Advocacy Center since the beginning and knowing what the CAC and its staff does for our children is second to none. We should feel truly blessed to have the CAC in our community.”

The new facility is located at 2443 Hwy 70 East in Waverly.

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