Children's Advocacy Center is where the forensic interviews of alleged sexual abuse are conducted as a cooperative effort between the 15th & 16th Judicial District Courts. This neutral location provides the necessary safe-haven for children to heal and begin their path of recovery. Our center brings together child protective service investigators, law enforcement, prosecutors, and medical & mental health professionals to provide a coordinated, comprehensive response to victims and their caregivers.
- Counseling for children who have been sexually or severely physically abused
- Advocacy services that include: court accompaniment, assistance with temporary restraining orders, courtroom preparation, intercession, and referrals/resources.
- Coordination and tracking efforts with a multidisciplinary team to increase prosecution of offenders.
- Forensic interview services to all child survivors of sexual violence, severe physical abuse and/or witness to violent crimes. These interviews are also available to survivors with mental disabilities, which may include adults.