Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)

Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)2024-05-22T18:21:31-04:00

Advocates for Children serves children and youth who have made allegations of sexual or severe physical abuse through its Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The reporting process is designed to be a single event overseen and followed up by a multidisciplinary team that includes law enforcement, medical personnel, and child protective services. Additionally, family advocates provide ongoing support for the entire family.

The CAC serves as the site for forensic interviews of children in possible neglect or abuse cases. Through this model, the child has an investigative interview, which is conducted by a trained forensic interviewer. The session is recorded to reduce the need for the child to tell his or her story over and over again.

In addition to conducting the forensic interview, Advocates also provides services to the non-offending caregivers, child victim, and other family members. Services include a needs assessment, referrals to various community resources, connection to the local victim’s rights agency, client education, and ongoing support throughout the investigation, intervention, and treatment process. Referrals are also made to the appropriate medical and therapeutic providers as needed.

Contact information:

Phone: 678.605.9023
Fax: 770.382.3550
Email: Montana@AdvoChild.org

Street Address
827 Joe Frank Harris Parkway
Cartersville, GA 30120

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 446
Cartersville, GA 30120

After Hours Assistance

For Children’s Advocacy Center non-emergency needs, such as scheduling or re-scheduling a Forensic Interview for forensic interview and family advocacy needs in Bartow County, Georgia or speaking with CAC staff, our office hours are 8:30 AM –5:00 PM

If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, Advocates for Children encourages you to make a report to Department of Family & Children Services (DFCS) by calling centralized intake at 1-855-GACHILD (855-422-4453)

If you wish to report child abuse or neglect to the authorities, please immediately call 911 or your local law enforcement agency

For emergency medical services, such as a Forensic Medical Exam, please contact The Sexual Assault Center of Northwest Georgia’s after-hours line at 706-802-0580, or go to your local emergency room

Any other immediate CAC-related concerns (Forensic Interviews, Advocacy, etc.) or questions after-hours, call 678-605-9023 to speak with a staff member.

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