On Friday, December 8, 2017, Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Merrell spoke to attendees at the Second Annual “A Heart for Children” fundraiser, benefitting the Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center. Merrell’s introductory comments focused on the importance of services provided by the Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center – located in Branson West, Missouri – in assisting children who may have seen or experienced trauma.

The main program for the evening was presented by professional speaker and musician Monte Selby, in conjunction with his brother, Stone County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Selby. The event was held at the Clarion Hotel, in Branson, for the second consecutive year. The Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center sees over 200 children per year, providing forensic interviews and – in some circumstances – medical examinations.

If you would like to know more about the Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center please visit their website at: https://www.lacac.com/