The Clark County Child Advocacy Center provides a collaborative and non-duplicated inter-agency approach to process and investigate child abuse cases. The centralized, team approach is designed from the child's point of view to help minimize the trauma of child abuse investigation and promote the healing process.
Less Traumatic Investigation
The CAC provides 1, central location where the professionals come to the children. The Center provides a family-friendly environment and child friendly interview rooms. The centralized approach reduces the number of times children must tell what happened to them and helps them begin their healing process faster.
Comprehensive Information Helps Determine Abuse
As a result of the CAC's unique, multi-disciplinary team approach, child-abuse investigators have instant access to better, more complete information to determine whether abuse has occurred. Investigators attend regular team meetings to discuss cases with prosecutors, child welfare supervisors, law enforcement personnel, and medical and mental health experts.
One, Centralized Facility for Questions & Referrals
Reported child abuse mobilizes multiple agencies and results in an often overwhelming and confusing process for families in crisis. The CAC offers 1 place, 1 resource for families to direct their questions and concerns. Through the CAC’s coordination and administration, the services and agencies at the Center appear to work seamlessly around the child.