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Sophie's Place to get $150K from civil forfeiture

Sophie Tweed-Simmons – with her parents Gene Simmons (of the rock band KISS) and Shannon Tweed – cut the ribbon in January to the new Sophie’s Place, a resource centre for abused kids located at The Centre for Child Development building in Surrey.  - Leader file photo
Sophie Tweed-Simmons – with her parents Gene Simmons (of the rock band KISS) and Shannon Tweed – cut the ribbon in January to the new Sophie’s Place, a resource centre for abused kids located at The Centre for Child Development building in Surrey.
— image credit: Leader file photo

A new facility for kids who have been mentally or sexually abused is getting a $150,000 boost from civil forfeiture laws.

Civil forfeiture allows the province to seize and sell property believed to be used as part of a crime.

The City of Surrey applied for grants under the civil forfeiture program in January.

The province announced this week it was giving the grant to Sophie's Place Children's Advocacy Centre, at 9460 140th St.

The money will help purchase monitoring equipment for the purpose of interviewing child victims and to build an operational plan outlining practice standard and protocols with partners.

The centre was named after Sophie Tweed-Simmons, daughter of legendary rock star Gene Simmons, frontman of KISS. Sophie became involved in the project to develop a facility of this kind following a meeting with Mayor Dianne Watts.

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