Child abuse is a sad reality that can happen in any family, community or neighbourhood. It transcends all backgrounds, cultures and walks of life.
Niagara Regional Police Service reports that at least ONE case of sexual or physical assault on children or youth is investigated each day in our region. The Kristen French CACN is committed to working with all 12 municipalities within our region to engage and empower them to take responsibility and collectively respond to one of the most serious social health concerns of our community.
Since opening in 2008, over 3,000 children & youth have found a place to disclose abuse at our Centre
In 2018, Niagara Regional Police Service investigated close to 764 cases of child abuse related reports in our region alone, involving children under the age of 16. The CAC-Located FACS Unit managed 310 cases involving 569 children.
On average, ONE interview per day takes place at the Kristen French CACN. 94% of the time, children interviewed at the Center know their alleged abuser. Without help and support, the long term impacts of abuse can be devastating.
In 2018 the CAC-Located FACs Unit Managed
Nature of Abuse Cases (FACS)
In 2018 The NRPS Child Abuse Unit Reported
In 2018 FCC Niagara Helped