What is a Child Advocacy Centre?
Child Advocacy Centres (CACs) are child-focused centres that provide a trauma-informed, coordinated approach to investigation, intervention, treatment and prosecution in child abuse cases and minimizes the impact of child abuse on the victim and the family by:
- Reducing the number of times the child/youth victim has to repeat the communication of their experience
- Providing a faster and more streamlined investigation process
- Increases timely access to support and therapeutic resources for child/youth victims and their families
- Provides long-term support and follow-up for the child/youth and their family
CACs provide a leading practice in joint investigation intended to serve the developmental and emotional needs of young victims through the dovetailing of investigation and criminal justice while providing follow-up mental health needs.
Visit CAC Canada website’s to learn more: http://cac-cae.ca/
of alleged perpetrators are known to their child victims.
of sexual abuse cases involved girls and 31% involved boys.
of physical abuse cases involved boys and 40% involved girls.
of physical abuse cases resulted from inappropriate punishment.