Child advocacy center logo contest under way
by Rachel Davis
Mar 29, 2013 | 1735 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Daily Mountain Eagle Publisher Jack McNeely and Raleigh Dunham of the district attorney’s office look over logo contest entries earlier this week. Daily Mountain Eagle - James Phillips
Daily Mountain Eagle Publisher Jack McNeely and Raleigh Dunham of the district attorney’s office look over logo contest entries earlier this week. Daily Mountain Eagle - James Phillips
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When the Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center asked for logo ideas from area schools, everyone anticipated cute, colorful drawings from the students. No one was prepared for the amount of thought the children would put into the logos and the talent that would come pouring in the doors of the Walker County District Attorney’s Office.

“We’ve just had a lot of incredible entries,” District Attorney Bill Adair said. “I think the children of this county are very talented.”

Entries ranged from handprints, to colorful drawings of balloons, rainbows and a variety of children banning together around the county, state and world to prevent child abuse and protect victims.

The drawings were narrowed down to the top three, which have been turned into professional logos by a Daily Mountain Eagle graphic designer and are shown at right. The final logo for the WCCAC will be announced by the Eagle on April 5.

“They are all winners in my book,” Adair said. “Regardless of which logo is chosen, this logo will be something we can all be proud of.”

Let us know which logo is your favorite and visit our Facebook page to see all the entries at www.facebook.com/mountaineagle.

CACs specialize in conducting forensic interviews with children who have been victims of physical or sexual abuse or witnesses of violent crimes. Forensic interviews are conducted in a safe environment by trained professionals. Alabama allows videos of these interviews to be introduced in court to avoid traumatizing the child further.

Child victims in Walker County currently have to wait in line to be interviewed whenever Birmingham’s CAC, Prescott House, has an opening. This holds up police investigations and delays prosecution in many cases.

The Walker County CAC received nonprofit status earlier this year and is currently looking for a location to house the center.

For more information, contact Raleigh Dunham at the DA’s office at (205)384-7272. Tax-deductible donations can be mailed to Walker County Children’s Advocacy Center, P. O. Box 2187, Jasper, AL 35502.