Each Year “Partners In Prevention Luncheon” raises vital funds needed to continue to protect the child victims in Northwest Louisiana.
Scenes from the 2016 Luncheon with guest speaker – Matthew Sandusky. Thank you to everyone for your support and to our sponsors The Ballengee Foundation, Buttercups Cupcakes, The Forum, Paragon Press, Broadmoor Florist, United Way and Sam’s Town Hotel & Casino.
Gingerbread House dedicates its efforts to reducing the trauma experienced by child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse through employing a multidisciplinary approach to cases throughout the investigation, prosecution, and treatment phases. Their multidisciplinary team approach has been designated as the best practice standard for handling child abuse cases. By coordinating services through the Multidisciplinary Team they reach out into the community and bring together twelve agencies representing law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical, and mental health.
Prior to 1998, less than 5% of cases were successfully prosecuted. Since the inception of the Gingerbread House in 1998, they have been able to reduce the number of interviews in most cases to just one. Prosecution rates have increased (over 97% successful prosecution of cases accepted by the District Attorney’s office) and the trauma experienced by victims has decreased, a win-win for all.
Join hands with Gingerbread House as a Partner In Prevention…as we continue to Help the Hurt.