Overview of VCAC
Valley Children’s Advocacy Center brings justice, hope, and healing to children in our community.
Valley Children’s Advocacy Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is based on a national child advocacy center model. As a nationally-accredited child advocacy center, we promote a coordinated response that is compassionate, efficient, and puts the needs of children who are victims of abuse first. Our goal is to ensure that child victims of abuse are treated with dignity and provided with the highest quality of services available.
We Help, Guide, and Protect Abused Children and Their Families.
CACs support and coordinate the efforts of a team of professionals consisting of:
- Law enforcement investigators
- Child Protective Service workers
- Medical professionals
- Mental health professionals
In the neutral setting of the CAC, team members can collaborate on strategies that will aid investigators and prosecutors without causing further harm to the victim. This innovative, multidisciplinary approach significantly increases the likelihood of a successful outcome in court and long-term healing for the child.
Founded in 2004 by a group of dedicated professionals in the community, including law enforcement, prosecutors, and Victim/Witness Program staff, Valley CAC began serving children in the community in 2006. Since that time, the number of children seen has grown year after year and professionals and families alike have come to recognize and appreciate the benefits our CAC provides to child abuse cases.
1234-E Middlebrook Avenue Staunton, VA 24401
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday-Friday 8:30p-4:30p Or by appointment
CHILD ABUSE HOTLINES
In-State (800) 552-7096
Out-of-State (804) 786-8536
Hearing Impaired (800) 828-1120