Helping to change the world...one child at a time.
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.
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
HOLIDAY TRIBUTE PROGRAM
The Child Advocacy Center’s annual Holiday Tribute Program is a unique way of remembering others
during the upcoming holiday season. Make a donation to the CAC in honor of someone or in memory of someone and we will mail a beautiful holiday
card to them suitable for Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s greetings, designed by one of our children, to all those on your list, acknowledging
your donation in their name. Please call 432-1101 for information.
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CUISINE FOR KIDS
Cuisine for Kids, a fundraiser to benefit the Child Advocacy Center will be held on
Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Area restaurants will participate by donating a portion of their proceeds to the CAC to help fund much needed
services for children who have been sexually abused or severely physically abused. CAC Board Member, Austin Key is Chairman of the event.
This day of food and fundraising offers local restaurants an opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to fight child abuse in our community.
A wide variety of cuisine will be offered. Sponsors include Budweiser-Busch Distributing Company and WKSJ Radio. If you would like to become a
sponsor or have your restaurant participate please call the CAC 251-432-1101 for more information. Please help the CAC by stepping up to the plate
and dining at participating restaurants on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
Saturday March 18, 2017
Cathedral Square - Mobile,
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cunningham Bounds, LLC presents the Downtown Cajun Cook
Off on Saturday, March 18, 2017 to benefit the Child
here to buy tickets online
On-Line Ticket Sales Will End On Friday, March 17th
at 4:00 p.m.