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Our Mission

Mission Statement

To meet the needs of children and families in our community by providing a community based, child focused center that facilitates a compassionate, multidisciplinary approach to the prevention, identification, investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.


Vision Statement

A community where children are safe, families are strong, and our child victims become children again.

Adams County Children's Advocacy Center is guided by Three Basic Beliefs:

1. The intervention system must be sensitive to the needs of abused children and their families and meet their needs by respecting the uniqueness of each child and family.

2. Child abuse is a community problem. No single agency, individual, or discipline alone has the necessary skills, knowledge or resources to provide the assistance needed by children or families that have been affected by abuse.

3. The combined wisdom and professional knowledge of child protective services, law enforcement, prosecutors, civil legal aid offices, medical providers, mental health providers, and victim advocates will result in a more complete understanding of case issues and provide the most effective response possible.

The CAC provides various services to the community to help keep kids safe. ALL services are FREE. For more details on these services you can contact our office at (717)337-9888.
· Forensic Interviews
· Medical Exams
· Victim Advocacy
· Therapeutic Mental Health
· Child Abuse Prevention