Our Story

Following the national, evidence-based Children’s Advocacy Center model, the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bristol County, was created in July 2007, as a private, 501c(3) non-profit agency providing a coordinated response to disclosures and allegations of child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and witness to violence. Populations served include children (ages infant-18) and adults with intellectual disabilities (ages 18+).

Working closely with a multi-disciplinary team (MDT), comprised of law enforcement, Massachusetts Department of Children & Families, Bristol County District Attorney’s office, Massachusetts Pedi-SANE program and community-based agencies, the center provides direct services to children and families from any of the 20 towns and cities in Bristol County, Massachusetts. All services are provided free of charge, with the exception of any serology which may be required during a health examination.

Did You Know?

We were the last CAC to be established in Massachusetts.

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Services provided to abused children & their families include:

  1. Multi-Disciplinary Team Response
  2. Child Forensic Interviews
  3. Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examinations (Pedi-SANE) and consultations
  4. Case review and tracking
  5. Resource assistance/victim support
  6. Mental Health Capacity Building Program
  7. Child abuse training to first responders
  8. Educating parents and adults
  9. Serve as a resource to the community