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The CAC-LMJC provides services for child abuse victims and their families in a child-friendly environment, which serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are victims of abuse. All services are provided upon referral from law enforcement, Department of Family and Children’s Services, and the District Attorney’s Office.

Children are interviewed by specially-trained forensic interviewers, and the cases are managed by a coordinated multidisciplinary team comprised of CAC staff, local law enforcement officers, Dept. of Family and Children’s Services, prosecutors, mental health workers, victim advocates, and medical professionals.

The CAC-LMJC multidisciplinary team collaborates to:

  • Coordinate investigations
  • Limit, when possible, the number of times each child is interviewed
  • Provide comfortable, child-friendly settings for investigative, forensic interviews
  • Reduce the child victims’ travel to numerous investigative agencies
  • Coordinate medical and mental health services
  • Increase public awareness about the incidence and impact of child abuse

The CAC-LMJC’s goal is to offer a child-friendly environment where child victims feel safe sharing their experiences, to ensure that therapeutic services necessary for healing are readily accessible, and to facilitate the prosecution of perpetrators through coordination of services.

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