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Child First Advocacy Center

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Causes: Crime & Law, Domestic Violence, Protection Against Abuse

Mission: To provide a safe and supportive environment to assist victims and their families in the discovery, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child abuse.

Programs: The child first advocacy center (cfac) provides structure as a central agency through which a collaborative response to allegations of child sexual abuse is coordinated. Cfac hosts a multi-disciplinary team who review and track cases. During fy 2015, cfac coordinated consistent and comprehensive responses to abuse allegations by housing interviewing equipment in a child-centered setting, ensuring adequate training for forensic interviews and providing referrals for victims and their families. Cfac is also a community resource, providing information and resources, trainings, presentations and specialized referrals. In fy16, cfac investigated 254 cases of alleged abuse and served countless other members of the community through referrals and prevention programs. Cfac also increased our linkage agreements with other services by increasing the medical services component of our investigative team. Cfac has also increased their mentla health linkage agreements this year and been able to make onsite mental health services available.

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