Welcome to Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin. Child advocacy centers (CACs) provide a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals may share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child.
A child advocacy center is the ONE non-profit to serve as the first stop for children entering the justice system because of suspected sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, and those who have witnessed a violent crime. Last year, over 7,000 children received critical services at a Wisconsin’s CACs.
How to Help
Child abuse is a crime of secrecy which, tragically, breeds within our communities because it’s difficult to talk about. That’s why conversation—openly discussing this issue—is the most effective tool we have to eradicate child abuse. Adults must be courageous to discuss this issue openly. We believe that the eradication of child abuse begins with building informed, empowered communities with the courage to talk openly about child abuse.