A Vital Force in the Fight
Against Child Abuse

CAC-LMJC provides free services to children and families impacted by abuse and assists agencies involved in the intervention system

Children deserve a childhood

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit (CAC-LMJC) is a child-friendly home that assists in the centralized activities of all agencies involved in the intervention and prevention of child abuse. 

We offer free support for the physical and emotional safety of children and their non-offending caregivers, while facilitating joint investigations conducted by specially-trained professionals.

All services are provided upon referral from area law enforcement, Department of Family and Children’s Services, and the District Attorney’s Office. 

Services are provided at no cost to children and their families. We rely on the generosity of our community partners and supporters as well as grants to fund the fight against child abuse. 

Provide a Child-Friendly Environment

where child victims feel safe sharing their experiences with specially-trained forensic interviewers

Coordinate Services

to help children and their families heal physically, mentally, and emotionally

Facilitate Prosecution

of perpetrators through coordination of services with law enforcement

Educate the Public

to increase awareness about the incidence and impact of child abuse
Years Providing Access to Free Services for Child Abuse Survivors & Their Families
1
Survivors Helped
1000 +
forensic interviews in 2023
5
direct services provided in 2023
14 +

What We Do

Children Advocacy Centers are modeled on the simple but powerful concept of coordination between community agencies and professionals involved in the intervention system. 

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.

By coordinating intervention efforts, we help to reduce potential trauma to children and families and improve services while preserving and respecting the rights and obligation of each agency to pursue their respective mandates.

For
Children

We provide forensic interviews, medical exams, and therapy with children who are suspected to be victims of abuse. 

These services are provided upon referral from law enforcement agencies and the Dept. of Family and Children Services.

For
Agencies

We facilitate communication between law enforcement and other agencies involved with the child and with the investigation and prosecution of abuse.

For
Families

We provide families with referrals to community resources providing medical, financial, housing, parenting, or therapeutic support.

For the Community

We provide training and education to raise community consciousness regarding child sexual abuse identification and prevention.  

Join us in our mission. Your gift impacts local children and families.