The ONE place that provides a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, judicial, medical, and mental health professionals may share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child. To understand what a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is, you must understand what suspected abused children face without one. Without a CAC, the child may end up having to tell the worst story of their life over and over again to doctors, cops, lawyers, therapists, investigators, judges, and others. They may have to talk about that traumatic experience in a police station where they think they might be in trouble or may be asked the wrong questions by a well-meaning adult that could hurt the case against the abuser.
Richmond, Anson, and Scotland County have worked together to develop a Children's Advocacy Center in our area. We strive to establish a Child Advocacy Center that will meet the needs of child survivors of abuse and their impacted family members by addressing their safety, tending to their physical injuries and emotional needs, and bringing abusers to justice.
A Child Advocacy Center is a child-focused facility for: