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/