Family Advocacy and victim support services are available for parents and guardians of children who receive forensic interviews. Our team of dedicated master’s level social workers and counselors are available to help families in crisis so that they are better able to support their children. Family advocates encourage participation in the investigation, treatment, and support services available to children and families with the hope of reducing trauma for children and non-offending family members.
Family Advocates connect with children and families during the initial visit to The CAC before the Forensic Interview. Family Advocates provide an orientation of The CAC, explain the CPS and law enforcement investigative process, and educate families on the dynamics of child sexual abuse. They are routinely available to answer questions, provide support, give up-to-date information to families, and coordinate victim services.
In the aftermath of victimization, when children and families are coping with the emotional impact of the initial report and the ensuing process, our team of experienced counselors and social workers is here to help and is dedicated to the safety and well-being of our children and families. Services are available in English and Spanish with sensitivity towards the diversity within our community; certified interpreters are also utilized as necessary.