The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bastrop, Lee & Fayette Counties is a child-friendly facility where child victims of abuse may be interviewed, undergo medical evaluations, and receive therapy. Before the CAC opened its doors, child abuse victims and their families were bounced from one agency to another – from the child welfare office, to the police department, to the hospital, to the prosecutor’s office – repeatedly telling their stories of abuse. This caused a duplication of efforts, along with multiple unnecessary and traumatic interviews for the child. Today, the Children’s Advocacy Center serves as the “hub” to the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), a skilled team of professionals comprised of members of many organizations including law enforcement, social services, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy personnel. The MDT work together in the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse cases.
We serve child victims of physical and sexual abuse, child witnesses of violent crime, non-offending family members, at-risk children and families, multi-disciplinary team members, and the community at large.
Our mission is to provide a neutral, child friendly organization that facilitates a multidisciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution, intervention and treatment of child abuse.