Kids' Place History
Citizens Against Abuse Task Force created
Founders Tim Shugrue (prosecutor), Detective Joe Collias (Pittsfield) and Detective Robert Canale (North Adams) develop the Children's Advocacy Center model in Berkshire County. Robert Smith and William Hines, Sr. are co-campaign chairs.
The organization is legally incorporated as a nonprofit (501c3)
Building purchased for the advocacy center on 63 Wendell Ave in Pittsfield.
MDT (Multi-disciplinary team) now called SAIN formed. Child abuse investigations begin
Renovation by GE Elfun Program takes place at advocacy center.
Kids’ Place celebrates 10th Anniversary & 10th Annual Jimmy’s Ride Event
SAIN program is now managed by DA office.
Full-time SAIN coordinator assigned to Kids' Place
SANE nurse position established
20th Anniversary Campaign