"We're honored to have such an inspirational figure speaking at this year's gala," said Dan Monfried, Board President of the Granite State Children's Alliance, parent of the Hillsborough charity. " Our mission is to put young victims of abuse on a path to healing, and Scott Brown is proof that with care and nurturing these children can go on to achieve great things."
Brown spoke about his own personal story, discussing how he was abused at a summer camp when he was a child and threatened by his abuser to never tell anyone. He commended the Hillsborough County CAC for their work in making sure victims have a voice and are allowed to pursue a path toward healing.
Based on a nationally recognized model, child advocacy centers are community partnerships dedicated to pursuing the truth in child abuse cases and providing social services to child victims. By bringing together New Hampshire’s law enforcement, county attorneys, state protective services, victim advocates and health professionals, child advocacy centers provide safe, child friendly locations for interviewing child victims, coordinating the investigative team and providing ongoing help for the victim’s recovery. The Granite State Children’s Alliance operates child advocacy centers in Belknap, Cheshire and Hillsborough Counties and is the State Chapter of National Children’s Alliance, providing technical assistance, training, and organizational resources to child advocacy centers throughout New Hampshire.