Our Story

Every day child victims of physical and sexual abuse come through the doors of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County. When they arrive, they find caring professionals and volunteers dedicated to reducing the trauma of the criminal justice system. Families find support and resources. Most important, this is the place where the smallest voice can be heard and children can begin the healing process from abuse.

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7,833

Smith County children received Play It Safe! education last year

508

Child victim forensic interviews conducted last year

Our Story

Every day victims of physical and sexual abuse come through the doors of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County. When they arrive, they find caring professionals and volunteers dedicated to the fundamental belief that the best interests of the child victim should be protected as the case proceeds through the criminal justice system and beyond. Families find support and resources. Most important, this is the place where the smallest voice can be heard and children can find help to begin healing.

508 Children

Child victim forensic interviews conducted last year

7,833

Smith County children received Play It Safe! education last year

How We Help

We deliver life-changing services to child victims of abuse and their protective families.

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Victim Family Services

The Family Advocate educates families on the roles of the investigating agencies, how the investigation will proceed and the systems that are in place to help children and families begin the healing process.

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Therapy

Our trained mental health professionals provide crucial therapy to improve the overall quality of life of child abuse victims.

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Forensic Interviews

The forensic interview is the first step in most child protection cases and is scheduled by Child Protective Services or a law enforcement agency after there have been allegations of physical or sexual abuse or if a child has been the witness to a crime.

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