What is a Children’s Advocacy Center?
A Children’s Advocacy Center is a child-focused, community-based program that brings together representatives from many different disciplines - law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim’s advocacy - to work together, conducting joint forensic interviews and making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse cases.
Is a Center Really Needed in Adams County?
Living in such a beautiful place, many people find it hard to believe that child abuse exists in Adams County. Sadly, it does exist. September 2015, marks the center’s 9th Anniversary. National statistics indicate that 1 in 10 girls and boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. Our county is no exception to this statistic. Read more...