The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) serves child victims of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse through a comprehensive approach of providing services to the victim and their non-
Children come to the center when a report has been made to either Law Enforcement or the Department of Children and Family Services. The child is seen by a specially trained forensic interviewer in order to gather specific details of the abuse in a non-
When a child victim arrives at the center, the CAC Advocate greets the child victim and their non-
During the interview, the CAC Advocate meets with the non-
Every interview at the CAC is recorded for the purpose of the investigation. Although the recording may be used as evidence in court, it does not eliminate the child's testimony if the case goes to court.
The multidisciplinary team is made up of professionals who work together throughout the investigation and prosecution of child sexual and serious physical abuse cases. The members meet on a monthly basis to review the progress of each case to ensure that the children's needs are being met sensitively and effectively.