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Welcome to the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County's Website.  As our website is a work in progress, please check back frequently to see revisions and new additions.

About the Children's Advocacy Center of Bristol County

   

For many, many years teams of dedicated professionals in Southeastern Massachusetts worked to establish a Children’s Advocacy Center.  The hard work and dedication of many local agencies, police departments and the District Attorney’s office resulted in the CAC opening its doors on 7/2/07. 

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County is a child centered facility to assist child victims of abuse and their families.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County is an agency for community partners with a collective expertise to participate in the investigation of reported allegation of sexual abuse, witness to violence and abuse to disabled persons.  The CAC places a very high priority on the healing aspects for victims of abuse and is committed to assisting families in their healing of the traumatic event.  Teams of professionals come together to investigate allegations of abuse and assist families in the healing process there after. Forensic interviews, health services and resources assistance are ways in which the CAC established connections with families to assist them in their time of need.

Team Reviews and Case Tracking

The CAC places a high priority  on healing for victims of abuse. Team reviews and case tracking help assure that children and families are receiving the support they need to move forward This may include information and support regarding prosecution of the case or information about available community  resources and general advocacy.  Collaboration and information sharing are paramount  to both investigation  and service provision to victims of abuse.


Education/ Prevention & Community Outreach
The CAC is committed to program development based on the needs of the communities within Bristol County. The center benefits from information provided by many partner and affiliated agencies in the field of child welfare. This information assists in the evaluation of community needs which can help with the development of programs aimed at aiding child victims of abuse. The CAC is committed to the ongoing education and development of prevention programs in Bristol County.
 
 

Partner Agencies

Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County is a member of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) and works in conjunction with the Regional and National CAC to provide service to children and their families.

Office of Bristol County District Attorney
C. Samuel Sutter 
 
508-677-3206


Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Taunton/Attleboro  508-821-7000
Fall River  508-235-9800
New Bedford  508-910-1000

MA Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program
  

Bristol County Police Departments


 



Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County is made possible by the generous donations of the citizens of Bristol County.

 
To make a tax deductible donation please send to:

Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County
58 Arch Street
Fall River, MA 02724

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