With the onset of the COVID-19 situation, CAP understands the importance of protecting the health of the community, kids, and staff working on a daily basis. CAP has implemented a COVID-19 Response Plan to ensure services to child victims can continue while also following the CDC guidelines as stringently as possible. 

Should a shelter in place requirement be enacted, CAP will have forensic interviewers and victim advocates on-call to provide interviews as needed to ensure the services to children are not interrupted. 

Please see below for a general outline of the plan we have in place as related to families and MDT members entering CAP:

Aside from adhering to the CDC cleaning recommendations, washing hands, disinfecting offices between each visit etc., we have implemented the following: as related to providing services:

Hours of operation are the same:  M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Scheduling:  Call 307-232-0159 to schedule as always

General Operations:

  • CAP has implemented a rotating schedule to ensure minimum number of people are in the building at the same time.
  • Only one therapy client is scheduled at one time and all sessions are held in the conference room to provide more space for social distancing.
  • The three forensic interviewers  employed at CAP have begun a rotating schedule, ensuring there is one interviewer on site each day. 
  • A victim advocates is on site each day to be available during interviews and assist families.

To emphasize minimizing the number of people in the building at one time we are requesting the following:

  • We are asking victim advocates from other agencies NOT attend the forensic interview unless extreme circumstances which can be discussed on a case by case basis. Since CAP has trained advocates on staff, they can sit with the family and complete necessary paperwork. This will help decrease the number of people in the building during each interview.
  • Only one therapy client is scheduled at one time and all sessions are held in the conference room to provide more space for social distancing.
  • We are asking only one caretaker and one child (unless interviewing siblings) come to the center at the same time.
  • We are asking only ONE law enforcement and ONE DFS worker monitor the interview.

We are asking all people entering CAP to reschedule if they have shown symptoms in the last three weeks and we are asking about the health status of each person when confirming and scheduling appointments. Emergency warning signs include difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, lethargy, bluish lips or face, fever of 100.4 degrees or above.

In the event a LE or DFS office has been given directives to refrain from travel, the CAP MDT may be available to sit in on interviews as a courtesy, if they are available. In these cases, please contact CAP so the team can triage the case and determine immediate need.

In the event a “Shelter in Place Order is given, CAP will still be available to conduct emergency interviews. Emergency interview protocol will still be in place. Our goal is to continue to provide these essential services to our community.