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CACLA and JCAC Legislative Open House

Date: December 14, 2012 Categories: Blog

Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center
and Children’s Advocacy Center’s of Louisiana
Legislative Open House
Mark Spears (Councilman, JCAC Board Member), Pam Occhipanti (Chief of Diversion, Jefferson Parish), Barron Burmaster (Executive Assistant District Attorney, Jefferson Parish), Wayne Zimmerman (JCAC Board President), Stephen Wimberly (1st Assistant District Attorney, Jefferson Parish), Paul Connick, Jr. (District Attorney, Jefferson Parish), Erika Dupepe (JCAC Executive Director), Margaret Hay (Chief of Family Violence Unit, Jefferson Parish), Amanda Calogero (Chief of Juvenile, Jefferson Parish), Suzanne Jolissaint (JCAC Forensic Interviewer)

The Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center and the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Louisiana (CACLA) hosted a Legislative Open House on December 13th. State Representatives, City Councilmen, and members of the District Attorney’s office toured the JCAC and learned about the important services JCAC provides. 
CACLA is launching an initiative to engage law makers in issues vital to children’s advocacy centers (CACs) across the state. The Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center was among the first CAC to kick-off this initiative. By inviting legislators to CACs, relationships will be strengthened and leveraged for better outcomes for the children we serve.