Texas Bar Foundation donates $6,000 to Tarrant County nonprofit

The Texas Bar Foundation’s donation to Alliance For Children will help facilitate the presentation of a new training course—Behavioral Characteristics of Sex Offenders— for staff and partners. The course will be led by Michael L. Bourke, a former chief psychologist for the U.S. Marshals Service.

“Alliance [F]or Children’s board, staff and partners are grateful to the Texas Bar Foundation for its commitment to communities across Texas,” Julie Evans, Alliance For Children’s chief executive officer, said in a press release. “While we long for a day that child sexual abuse is eliminated, advanced training on the psychological and behavioral characteristics of sex offenders is a valuable tool for the child abuse professionals in Tarrant County towards our collective goal of protecting children and seeking justice.”

Alliance For Children works with groups such as the Texas Bar Foundation to provide services to clients and their families. With the help of 33 Tarrant County law enforcement agencies, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Cook Children’s Medical Center, JPS Health Network, Tarrant County Juvenile Services, and the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Alliance For Children served 2,497children in 2020-2021.

For more information, go to allianceforchildren.org.

 

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Original author: Eric Quitugua