The Davis Child Advocacy Center (CAC) helps children who have experienced trauma from abuse. It is a child focused, community-based program created to protect child abuse victims during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. The Davis CAC is a facility that unites the people and services abused children need during the investigative process. Our goal is to reduce the emotional trauma to children by forming a united, interagency partnership that improves services to children through information sharing and cross-agency communication.
The Goals of the Davis Child Advocacy Center are to:
Provide a place where families can receive support when they learn that a child may have been abused.
Assist with finding counseling services for children and caregivers to help overcome the trauma of the abuse.
Provide a safe and friendly place for children to be interviewed about abuse.
Reduce the number of times children are interviewed about the abuse.
What Happens at the Davis CAC?
Each child is interviewed individually by a forensic interviewer about the abuse.
While the forensic interview is taking place, a Family Advocate meets with family members to provide resources and answer questions about the process.
Each child will be interviewed in a safe and comfortable environment while members of the Investigative Team observe the forensic interview in a separate room. The length of the forensic interview varies with each child.
If you or your child are in need of therapy, the Family Advocate will provide different options for Trauma Focused Therapy.