Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi visited JCCA this summer, to learn more about the ways he can support JCCA and governmental efforts to stop child sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation. Although it was AM Hevesi’s first visit to JCCA’s Pleasantville Campus, he played a pivotal role in the creation of the Center for Healing. The Center provides therapy for campus residents who have suffered sexual abuse and exploitation, as well as agency-wide training for JCCA staff on how to prevent, identify, and treat both child sexual abuse and trafficking.

Following an engaging and eye-opening presentation from the Center’s director, Jessie Boye-Doe, AM Hevesi met with several campus residents who receive therapy at the Center for Healing. Although the legislator has created and supported a great deal of legislation around the issue, he came away from the visit even more committed to protecting young people at JCCA and across the state.

JCCA is proud to partner with leaders like Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, whose tireless advocacy on behalf of young victims is so critical to our mission of repairing the world, child by child.