Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC)

size-for-cacOur Children’s Advocacy Centers provide a safe, supportive environment in which children who have been physically or sexually abused or have witnessed a violent act can be interviewed and examined.

In the past, a child may have been interviewed by as many as 13 professionals in different locations – in the back of a police car, at school or even in the emergency room. This has changed with access to the Children’s Advocacy Centers. A child is now interviewed only once, in a child-friendly environment, by a specially trained forensic interviewer.

Our CACs’ partnership with Central Michigan University College of Medicine students and residents provides education for future physicians and offers medical exams for each child who visits a CAN Council CAC.

If you have any questions for our CACs, including how to make a referral to our services, please contact us today.

NCA (Current, 2014)

This project VOCA Crime Victim Assistance 2017 was supported by Crime Victim Assistance Grant Award CVA#20690-18V15 awarded to the Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Saginaw County by the Michigan Crime Victim Services Commission, Michigan Department of Community Health.  The grant award of $223,569 comes from the Federal Crime Victims Funds, established by the Victims of Crime Act of 1984.  The Child Abuse and Neglect Council of Saginaw County provides the required match by the use of volunteer hours valued at $55,892.