We provide security to children victimized by abuse or neglect by working closely with the local multi-disciplinary team of professionals who investigate cases of alleged abuse. Together, we assess needs and risks the child may face. We also provide support through the process by coordinating and tracking the efforts of the different professionals working each child's case, from intake through trial proceedings, to make sure no clients' needs go unmet.
We believe when offered community support, the family's chances for restoration increase greatly. Services to promote restoration include: therapeutic services for children who have experienced trauma as a result of abuse, psycho-educational support groups for their non-offending family members, and referrals to other needed community resources.
To make sure our clients receive justice, specially trained staff at the Children's Advocacy Center conducts recorded forensic interviews at the request of law enforcement and the Department of Human Resources. Our staff also provides expert court testimony and works closely with the District Attorney's office in preparing children for court.