Child’s Place is a children’s advocacy center (CAC) that provides services to children who are victims of crime or witnesses significant violence. The purpose of a CAC is to provide a safe, child-friendly, neutral location for victims of crimes to tell about their experience and receive advocacy services to assist in the healing process.
At a CAC the child is able to meet with a trained interviewer who gathers information about the incident using a child-led and developmentally appropriate protocol.
During the interview a multidisciplinary-team (MDT) of law enforcement, child protection, prosecution and mental health are able to observe the interview.
After the interview is complete the child advocate will assist the family through the entire legal process that may follow as well as ensure that the child and family members are connected with the community resources and assistance to allow for healing and resiliency.
Child's Place is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.
Children's Advocacy Centers are the best way to get abused kids all the services they need, all in one place, and to help kids go on to thrive - National Children's Alliance