What We Do
Completed Forensic Interviews in 2019
Children and Caregivers Supported
Alleged Abuse Cases Reviewed By CPIT
People Reached with Prevention Programs
Forensic interviews are conducted in a supportive and non-leading manner by a trained professional. The interview takes place in a child-friendly environment and is designed to elicit a child’s unique information about the alleged abuse.
Victim services are responsible for coordinating the CPIT meetings, tracking case data, and providing court liaison services. The Victim Services Coordinator also assists caregivers in filing for Victim’s Compensation funds for the child victim.
Licensed mental health therapists, specializing in trauma focused therapy and play therapy, work with the victims to help promote healing and to minimize the effects of abuse.
Family Advocacy assists the non-offending caregivers with services needed to maintain a safe and stable environment for the child victim. This may include helping with food, clothing, other basic needs. The Family advocate also provides helpful information and support to caregivers as they walk through this journey.
Education and Prevention
We work to educate professionals, the community and school children on the signs of child abuse, how to prevent it and how to respond if abuse is suspected.
Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT)
Coordination of an interdisciplinary team that includes the District Attorney’s office, police departments, child protective services, juvenile court, doctors, nurses, and mental health providers. We call this team the Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) and they come together to discuss, investigate, and prosecute cases of severe child abuse.