What We Do
In a child-sensitive environment, the Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center provides an array of investigative and advocacy services to child victims of abuse and their non-offending family members. Expert medical evaluations, videotaped forensic interviews, crisis intervention and case coordination are all provided in one place. Children who cannot return to their family home receive clothing, books, a blanket and teddy bear to take to temporary foster care. They are fed at the Center if they are hungry, and they are comforted and cared for by trained staff and volunteers.
The Children's Advocacy Center works with the community to prevent child victimization and stop the cycle of abuse. Center educators annually teach thousands of school age children how to keep themselves safe and report abuse if they believe it has happened. The Center also provides training to adult professionals throughout southern Arizona on the laws and processes of Mandated Reporting. This ensures that adults will immediately report any allegation of abuse, so the child victims can receive needed services and the offenders will be apprehended and prosecuted.