What is a Child Advocacy Center?
A Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a child-friendly, trauma informed environment where multiple disciplines come together to respond to allegations of child maltreatment. These centers allow youth to interact with all agencies in one location while also getting the chance to speak to a trained forensic interviewer. These disciplines located within the advocacy center include law enforcement, prosecution, victim advocacy, medical personnel, child development specialists, mental health providers, and additional specialists as needed for each case. Using the map below, click on your state to list the state’s CAC homepage.