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Sangamon County CAC Appoints New Executive Director

Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014, 02:44 PM CDT
SANGAMON COUNTY -- Changes are coming to one area non-profit organization which focuses on giving a voice to children who are victims of sexual abuse.

Shirley Johnson, a 14 year resident of Sangamon County, will be taking over as Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center on July 12th.
Johnson was appointed to the position at a county board meeting Tuesday night. This ends an 8 month long search by the State's Attorney Office after the former Executive Director retired late last year.

The Sangamon County CAC investigates all child sexual abuse cases.

Since the  center is considered part of county government, half of their funding comes from county taxes. While much of the remaining money  comes from fundraising and grants.

Even though non-profits all fight for the same funding dollars available, Johnson says he hopes to use her past fundraising experience in her new position.

Currently, Johnson has a masters in human services but is also in the process of receiving her doctorate.

Johnson says the overall goal of the Child Advocacy Center will remain true to its mission to get sexually abused children the help they need  and justice they deserve.Sangamon County CAC Appoints New Executive Director

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