Mission: The bennington county association against child abuse, (dba bennington county child advocacy center and special investigations unit), is a multi-disciplinary team which strives to ensure children, families and adults involved in sexual abuse or egregious physical abuse cases receive consistent services from law enforcement, prosecution and protective services; including timely and effective education and counseling.
Programs: Our center has been awarded a vermont speical investigations unit grant (siu) through the state of vermont for the past five years. For the past three years, the center has also been awarded a law enforcement special investigations unit grant through the state of vermont to assist in paying for the bennington police department detective assigned to our center. We also receive state appropriation funds through voca (victims of crime act). Since october 2009, our center is an accredited member of the national children's alliance.