How it Works

How Does a CAC Help an Abused Child?

  • Coordinates with law enforcement and Child Protective Services to conduct the investigative interviews with minimal trauma to the child victim (limiting the number of interviews a child has to go through after an abusive situation lessens future trauma)
  • Provides accompaniment to the child as they meet with attorneys, law enforcement, and social services
  • Provides after-care support and services to non-offending families and children regardless of whether there is a court process
  • Refers to qualified mental health counselors who specialize in abuse treatment and court preparation and provides education to non-offending family members
  • Serves as a go-between for the non-offending family and the legal system as they navigate the intricate process of prosecution
  • Strengthens agency ties with allied professionals so that all individuals are working together with the child as the focus