Join us for Giving Tuesday - December 1, 2020
The Children’s Advocacy Project helps to create a more efficient response to child abuse. Through coordinating services with a team of committed agencies and individual professionals, we create a more effective community response to child maltreatment.
We are committed to improving the lives of victims of child abuse and neglect in our community.
Help the us continue to advocate that children of abuse receive the most effective and efficient care.
Forensic interviews are the first step at the Children’s Advocacy Project when there is suspected child abuse or maltreatment.
The interview is conducted in a developmentally-sensitive, unbiased and truth seeking manner that will support accurate and fair decision-making in the criminal justice and child welfare systems. Through a series of non-leading questions, the interviewer gently assesses the child’s communication skills, so the interview is conducted at a level consistent with the child’s developmental abilities.
Forensic interviews obtain information from the child that might be helpful to a criminal investigation and create a case that will hold up in court.
Help us continue to bring justice to the lives of children who have been hurt by abuse.
Mental health services at the Children’s Advocacy Project not only address the abuse allegations but the needs of specialized population who are victims of sexual/physical abuse. Therapists conduct individual, family, and/or group counseling. By creating a safe, therapeutic relationship, children and their families are able to process their experiences and begin healing from the abuse they have endured.
Help us continue to bring healing to the lives of children who have been traumatized by abuse.
We work to bring awareness and education to the devastating impact child abuse can have on individuals and a community.
The Children’s Advocacy Project provides training courses to organizations and groups to teach adults how to prevent child abuse, how to recognize abuse, and how to react responsibly to child abuse. As well, we conduct in-school trainings for children to be able to understand what abuse looks like and what to do abuse is happening to them.
Help us continue to bring an increased awareness to preventing child abuse in our community.
In 2019, the CAP team coordinated their efforts and worked to help 326 children as they shared their experience, worked in counseling to address their trauma and for some, found the courage to share in court the trauma they endured.
The Children’s Advocacy Project continues to have hope that one day there will be a future where children do not have to endure the trauma of abuse. In the meantime, our team will continue to provide a safe environment where children can begin to heal.