We are very thankful to Mr. Bill Owens for this gift!
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.
The Children’s Advocacy Center Serving Bastrop, Lee & Fayette Counties is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
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.
Our vision is to facilitate the collaboration with agency professionals from Law Enforcement, Child Protection, Prosection and Medical to assess and support abused children and their non-offending family members.
The Children’s Advocacy Center began in 1992 by a task force of concerned citizens to find a better way to service abused and neglected children while putting the child’s best interests first. During the first years, in a small rented house, a veteran Child Protective Services worker volunteered her time and efforts to keep the Advocacy Center operational.