The Safe Passage Children’s Advocacy Center (referred to as the “SPCAC”) is where the needs of your child always come first. At the SPCAC you’ll find a child-friendly, comfortable, and warm setting for your child to be able to talk about what happened and receive a wide range of victim services for your child and your family. Our community-based center and staff serve as first responders in allegations of all types of child abuse. We provide hope and healing to neglected and abused children and their families through trauma-informed forensic interviews, mental health treatment, family advocacy, and more.
At the SPCAC, we believe the child abuse response should focus on the needs of the child and is most effective when the skills of multiple agencies are coordinated. Without a children's advocacy center, child victims often have to relive their abuse, detailing their experience multiple times to one official after another, typically at a police station. The SPCAC response works to reduce the impact of child abuse by bringing together law enforcement agencies, child protective services, forensic interviewers, prosecution, mental health counselors, medical providers, and family advocacy professionals in a child-friendly setting to investigate abuse, hold offenders accountable, and, most importantly, help children heal from the trauma of abuse. The multidisciplinary approach helps improve communication and data collection, which in turn optimizes outcomes and reduces trauma.
If you have questions about the SPCAC, please contact SPCAC Director Scott Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Referrals to the CAC can only come from law enforcement or child protection services.
Although, parents, community members and professionals can call the CAC for support and referrals if their child has been abused or if abuse is suspected.