What is a CAC?
Children's Advocacy Centers were started in the 1980's to minimize the trauma of children involved in criminal and/or CPS investigations and to aid in the investigation/prosecution of child abuse cases. Being involved in such an investigation can be traumatic for any child whether they have been abused or not.
CACs strive to ensure that ALL children involved in an investigation with law enforcement and/or CPS receive the same treatment, and that the professionals involved follow the same processes for each and every investigation.
Here at the Rusk-Panola CAC, we offer child-focused services to children suffering from abuse as well as any siblings that are at risk of similar abuse. We provide a child-friendly environment, specialized forensic interviews, family advocacy services, therapy, medical services, and multidisciplinary team case review and coordination.