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Crockett's Kalin's Center takes fight against child abuse on the road


It is challenging for Crockett's Kalin's Center to cover child abuse cases in two counties, spanning almost 2,000 square miles.

Now, it might be a little easier.

Director Debbie McCall says she has worked hard to get Kalin's Center to where it is now.

"Our goal [is to] help law enforcement and prosecution to help take care of those bad guys," Mccall said.

The center will now be able to cover the two county area a little better after receiving a grant to pay for a new mobile forensic investigation kit.

The mobile forensic investigation equipment will allow the center to reach victims in the far reaches of Houston and Trinity County.

"I would say a good half [of our victims], we have had to get here and that is not just for the interview," McCall said. "It is also for court. It's state of the art. It's higher technology then what we have right now."    

The equipment will allow the center and law enforcement to go to victims and keep privacy their number one goal.

"Before we were paying for their gas or paying for someone to bring them, or getting law enforcement or cps to bring them to us, and now we can go to them," McCall said.

Over the last several years, the center's case load has grown, causing the need for a brand new building and this new mobile equipment.

"We have really nice equipment here, but it's not digital, and this is all digital," McCall said.

McCall said that as the cases grow she and her staff are ready to bring justice thanks to this new technology and that the center will be able to loan it out to any other child advocacy group that needs help, meaning that they are also able to help even more counties with this equipment.

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