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The Children's Advocacy Center’s main purpose is to coordinate the efforts of the various agencies who intercede in child abuse cases. Without such collaboration, a child victim would have to endure multiple interviews by different professionals. Within the child-friendly atmosphere of The CAC, one professional interviews the child and records the interview. In addition, an on-site Nurse conducts a forensic medical examination eliminating the need for an emergency room visit. The multidisciplinary team comprised of representatives from all intervening agencies (Department of Social Services, Law Enforcement, District Attorney’s office, Mental Health, etc.) review the cases monthly. In addition to gleaning information to prosecute the perpetrator in the case, the team also works to ensure that the victims and their families get assistance with other treatments and services as needed.

 

CAC is a child friendly facility and is designed to minimize trauma to children and their non-offending family members resulting from child physical or sexual abuse; to advocate for and support child victims and their non-offending family members and to enhance the legal process in achieving optimal criminal prosecutions.

 

This agency is a program under the umbrella of Southmountain Children and Family Services.  Southmountain is a 501(c)(3) organization that has provided services to children and their families of western North Carolina for over 100 years!

A Program of Southmountain Children and Family Services!! 

 
 

 

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