WACO, Texas (KWTX) Hundreds attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Thursday at the new home of the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and children in Waco.
Their 17,000-square-foot building at the corner of MacArthur Drive and Hillcrest Drive is more than double the size of the center’s old building, giving the 28-member staff some elbow room.
Crimes Against Children’s detectives used to have to share a cramped 800-square-foot facility.
Now the department has more than 4,000 square feet and a dedicated interrogation room.
The medical examination room was so small, if a child was in a wheelchair there was barely enough room for the doctor.
Now there’s enough space for any patient, the doctor and a parent with room to spare.
The new facility also has two waiting rooms and multiple therapy rooms.
The center serves six counties and all of the services are free.