Children’s Advocacy Center offers:
More immediate follow-up to child abuse reports.
By coordinating services from the moment a case opens, the center ensures the immediate follow-up of abuse reports and ongoing collaboration between agencies.
More efficient medical and mental health referrals.
Open communication, case coordination, and interagency agreements facilitate the timeliness of a child and family’s receipt of needed services.
Reduced need for multiple child victim interviews.
The multidisciplinary team coordinates interviews of the child and non-offending family members at the Center, removing the need for the normative repeat of interviews by all involved.
More successful prosecution.
By coordinating the process of information collection and dissemination, child advocacy centers improve the quality of the information provided to prosecutors and juvenile court attorneys.
Consistency of support for child survivors and their supportive adults.
The CAC ensures the family is connected to the appropriate resources and services based upon the specific needs of the family, resulting in more non-offending family members feeling empowered to protect and support abuse survivors.