provides a comfortable, private, child-friendly setting that
is both physically and psychologically safe
for diverse populations
of children and their families.
provides a multidisciplinary team for response to child abuse
allegations that includes
enforcement, child protective
mental health, medical, victims advocacy and the CAC staff.
provides a designated legal entity responsible for program and
fiscal operations and implements
4. CACofSP promotes policies, practices, and procedures
that are culturally competent.
promotes forensic interviews which are legally sound, are of
neutral, fact finding nature, and are
to avoid duplicative
provides specialized medical evaluation and treatment services
to all CAC clients and coordinates
a multidisciplinary team response to provide follow-up
referrals and/or treatment as necessary.
provides specialized mental health services as part of the
team response, either at the Children’s
Advocacy Center or through
coordination with other treatment providers.
provides for victim support and advocacy to be available
throughout the investigation and prosecution.
provides team discussion and information sharing regarding the
investigation, case status, and
services needed by
child and family on a routine basis.
has developed and implemented a system for monitoring case
progress and tracking case outcomes
all team components