Since 1997, the Advocacy Center has seen more than 18,000 clients

Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County is a non-profit organization that coordinates the investigation of child abuse in a collaborative, child-friendly environment. A team of experts that includes the Advocacy Center’s forensic interviewers and family advocates, along with law enforcement, Child Protective Services and prosecutors work together on the investigation. The Advocacy Center’s clinical team assists victims and their families with extensive therapy services to heal the wounds of trauma. The organization also provides child abuse prevention education throughout the community to teach adults who work with children how to recognize and report child abuse.

Mission

We empower child abuse victims, their families and our community through education, healing and justice.

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Coordinated Investigation

The Advocacy Center’s team works together to investigate reports of child abuse.

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Forensic Interview

The Advocacy Center’s forensic interviewers assist law enforcement and Child Protective Services investigators by conducting specialized and fact-finding interviews of children.

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Therapy

When children make outcries of abuse, the Advocacy Center’s team of licensed professional therapists provide counseling to them and their family members.

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Family Advocacy

The Advocacy Center’s family advocate team is committed to guiding and educating each family through the complex systems that it enters when an outcry is made. As each case goes through the investigation, prosecution and healing process, the team is there to help the family understand the process, learn about their rights and access resources that will help their family during crisis.

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Results

Our results include a dramatic increase in prosecution rates for child abuse cases in Denton County and a growing number of clients successfully completing therapy.

 

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Education

At the Advocacy Center, we provide educational training to various groups (e.g., businesses, childcare centers, schools, churches, etc.) to raise awareness and promote reporting of abuse.

 

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Take a Tour

If you, your business or organization is interested in what we do here at the Advocacy Center, we would love to show you around and introduce you to our amazing team.

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