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 & prosecution in child abuse cases. CACs minimize the impact of child abuse on the victim & the family by:
- Reducing the number of times the child/youth victim has to repeat their experience of abuse
- Providing a faster & more streamlined investigation process
- Increasing timely access to support & therapeutic resources for child/youth victims & their families
- Providing long-term support & follow-up for the child/youth and their family