Children's Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor

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Children's Advocacy Centers offer a new way of serving abused children through a comprehensive approach to services for victims and their families. These programs are designed by professionals and volunteers responding to the needs of their own communities. Children's Advocacy Centers emphasize coordination of investigation and intervention services by bringing together professionals and agencies as a multidisciplinary team to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases. The goal is to ensure that children are not re-victimized by the very system designed to protect them.


The Children's Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor offers the following services to its clients

-Child focused, child-friendly facility for children and their non-offending family members

-Multidisciplinary Team approach including law enforcement, prosecution, medical, therapy, advocacy, and other community resources

-Medical evaluation onsite or through referral

-Therapy onsite or through referral

-Onsite forensic interviews

-Case tracking and review

-Case staffing

-Culturally competent services

-Effective organizational capacity

CACWA offers the following services to existing Children's Advocacy Centers and communities wishing to establish Children's Advocacy Centers:

•Training and technical assistance

•Mentoring by experienced CAC staff in nearby communities

•Site visits to existing CACs

•Technical assistance manuals and materials •Information on research and best practices

•Information regarding funding sources for start-up, training, and operations

•Advocacy on legislative issues and policies affecting children and families

•Coordination with statewide, regional, and national advocacy groups


Contact Information

Children's Advocacy Center of Grays Harbor 514 Broadway Ave. E Montesano, WA 98563 (360) 249-0005