A large part of what makes Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County successful in providing hope and healing to victims of child abuse is our coordinated investigations between CACDC’s staff and affiliated team members. When someone reports an outcry of child abuse, the report first goes through the local police department or child protective services. The CACDC team works together to prepare for a visit from the child and their family and coordinates an investigation into the outcry.
The investigation team, consisting of law enforcement, Child Protective Services, forensic interviewers, family advocates and nurses work hand-in-hand with the District Attorney’s Office to ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice. The District Attorney’s Crimes Against Children division maintain above a 90 percent conviction rate thanks to collaboration across agencies.