The Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center has been awarded accreditation by National Children's Alliance. The accrediting agency for children's advocacy centers across the country, National Children's Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with National Children's Alliance and denotes excellence in service provision.
The Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center serves child abuse victims and their non-offending family members throughout the entire 7th Judicial District including the counties of Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Ouray and San Miguel. Services provided include child forensic interviews, medical exams, crisis and ongoing support, victim advocacy, and mental health assessments and referrals.
"Accreditation validates our efforts as a community in providing services to victims of child abuse. In addition, accreditation opens doors for additional funding and sustainability for the organization," said Rhonda Follman, executive director for the Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center.
For more information about Dolphin House Child Advocacy Center please visit our website at www.dolphinhousecolorado.org.
At their March 5 meeting Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes made two appointments to the county planning commission. Steve Shea was reappointed for a three-year term.