Our case manager will be with you every step of the way, from the first interview with the Child Protection Team, through the healing stages. They will be able to help you find the support and resources that your family needs on the journey to healing. The Child Advocacy Center provides free services such as:
- Community outreach
- Case management
- Locating assistance for rent, utilities, food, housing, and clothing
- Information about victims’ rights
- Assistance seeking criminal case status
- Emergency clothing and supplies
- Child advocacy
- Accompaniment to court events
Throughout the year we hold different events to help support our community and those in need. To see a list of events, click the button below
Our Multidisciplinary Team Approach involves individuals from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical, mental health, family and victim advocacy, and other resources and partnerships that reflect the community response to child abuse and neglect. Professionals across our serving counties have dedicated their lives to putting an end to child abuse and neglect, we work together to achieve better outcomes for our victims and families and to make our communities safer.
The services include:
- Forensic Interview Services
- Mental Health Services
- Medical Services
- Family and Victim Advocate Services
- Coordination of investigations by our Multidisciplinary Team.
We serve children under the age of 17 and adults who are developmentally delayed who are alleged victims of child sexual abuse or severe physical abuse. Diverse communities are impacted by these services, in that children and families from a wide range of socioeconomic and ethnic groups are equally served. No group is denied services because of an inability to pay since there is no charge for services. All children who qualify for and need services receive them regardless of race, ethnicity, religious background, and socioeconomic status.
Family and Victim Advocate
Family Advocacy services are provided to the parents and guardians of children who participate in forensic interviews, although other caregivers may be referred to the program as well. These services are designed to give support and education to caregivers in a one-on-one setting or through support groups.
The mission of Family Advocacy Services
To support caregivers of children who have allegedly been sexually abused so that they may support their children.
The Crisis Interviews are conducted by the family advocate with the caregivers while their child is being forensically interviewed. A crisis interview explores the abuse-related needs of the caregivers, provides education on the investigation process, and provides general reassurance and support. After the crisis interview, the family advocate follows up with the caregivers for up to several months to assist with any additional services and referrals the family may need.
Individual Support Services
A caregiver may ask for a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly meeting with the family advocate for individual services, guiding them through the child abuse system.
Group Support Services
A caregiver may also choose to take part in a 6-8-week group service. The group is designed to provide information and supportive activities to families whose children have received services at the center.
Information directly from the National Children’s Advocacy Center.