The mission of the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is to be the
Mobile community response to the problem of child abuse. Abused
children are interviewed here by a specialized, trained team of
professionals. Children and their non-offending family members are
referred for counseling and prepared for the criminal justice
process. Also provided are educational and training programs in
child abuse awareness and prevention.
Our goal is to provide a wide range of services in one central location to
sexually abused and/or severely physically abused children and their
non-offending family members so that they may begin their healing
process, and to provide education and training in order to increase
the public awareness of child abuse which will aid in the prevention
of child abuse.
Child Advocacy Center June 20, 2013
The non-profit Child Advocacy Center opened its doors
March 1, 1988, to aid victims of child abuse. Crayons, coloring
books and toys greet young clients at the facility June 20, 2013, in
Mobile, Ala. Read
In the friendly, comfortable environment of the Child Advocacy
Center, there are 28 professionals from 7 different agencies working
together as a team so that these young victims of crime can come to
one central location and receive all of the help and services they
might need. Law enforcement officers from the Mobile Police
Department, Prichard Police Department, and the Mobile County
Sheriff’s Office work together with child abuse investigators from
the Department of Human Resources to investigate reports of child
abuse. They conduct joint interviews with victims, family
members, and witnesses in the field as well as in specially designed
rooms for different aged children here at the CAC. A Forensic
Medical Doctor conducts examinations at the University of South
Alabama’s Children’s Medical Center Outpatient Clinic to secure
evidence. The Assistant District Attorney, Trial Coordinator,
and Victim Witness Advocates provide the victim and families with
court preparation and prosecution services. Therapists and a
Family Advocate work at the CAC to provide extended assessments,
individual, group and family counseling as well as a mothers’
support group and a wide range of services for families.
Upcoming CAC Events
5th ANNUAL DOWNTOWN CAJUN COOK-OFF
Cunningham Bounds, LLC Presents The 5th Annual Downtown Cajun Cook-Off
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Place: Cathedral Square
Gates Open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The cost is $10 per ticket at the CAC, both Arrow Exterminating locations in Mobile and Baldwin County, Mellow Mushroom Midtown and Mellow Mushroom Old Shell Rd.
Ticket Prices will be $15 on the Day of the Event.
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