The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bastrop, Lee and Fayette Counties is where the cycle of abuse stops and healing begins.
It is a child-friendly facility where child victims of abuse may be interviewed, undergo medical evaluations and receive therapy. In addition, the Center provides extensive training for protective caretakers and child abuse and neglect education to the communities we serve.
We serve children ages 17 and under who are victims or at risk of abuse, child witnesses of violent crime, non-offending family members and at-risk children and families. We are a neutral, child friendly organization that facilitates a multidisciplinary team approach to the investigation, prosecution, intervention and treatment of child abuse.
In 2018, the CAC provided 409 forensic interviews for those who made an outcry of abuse or witnessed a violent crime and 29 Sexual Abuse Nurse Examinations were conducted. Forty-one percent were interviewed for allegations of sexual abuse and 19 percent for allegations of physical abuse. The Center provided therapy to 341 clients (270 children and 71 adults).