Our mission is to serve as advocates for children and to reduce the trauma and anxiety for child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse.
Since September 1994, the CAC staff has served over 10,708 child victims and
their non-offending family members. Some of the services we provide are:
We serve children from ages 2 through 17 and provide support services to their non-offending family members.
Each year the need for the services we provide is evident by the number of referrals we continue to receive from throughout the Wiregrass area. Since October 1997, our clinical staff has provided over 817,862 crisis intervention, counseling, and support services for child abuse victims and their non-offending family members. During the same time period, 2,232 education programs were provided to area law enforcement personnel, social workers, civic groups, schools, churches, and others, serving over 51,435 people.
The first goal of the Child Advocacy Center is to reduce trauma for child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse. One way we do this is by serving as their advocate and by providing a safe, child-friendly facility for multi-disciplinary team members to conduct child abuse interviews. Another goal is to heighten public awareness about the problems associated with child abuse and neglect. We strive to meet this goal by providing education and training to professionals and non-professionals. The Center serves as a community resource center where prevention materials are made available for distribution and used throughout our area.