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
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 the Article...
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.
Cuisine For Kids 2016
Cuisine for Kids, a fundraiser to benefit the Child Advocacy Center will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. 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 26, 2016.
Saturday March 19, 2016
Cathedral Square - Mobile, AL
10:00am - 2:00pm
Cunningham Bounds, LLC presents the Downtown Cajun Cook Off on Saturday, March
19, 2016 to benefit the Child Advocacy Center.
to buy tickets online
On-Line Ticket Sales Will End On Friday, March 18th at 4:00 p.m.