Before the Clark County Child Advocacy Center existed, children were taken back and forth among child welfare offices, Police Departments, medical clinics, and therapists. At each visit, the child was asked to retell his/her story. The process not only duplicated investigative efforts, it also made children relive their experience over and over.
Now, we provide the location where all of the disciplines involved meet under one roof-which eliminates the need for children to be interviewed by multiple people at different places. Child victims are interviewed by trained forensic interviewers in a friendly, non-threatening environment where interviews are recorded.
All Agencies Involved
We believe that the protection of children must involve all agencies involved in the investigation and intervention-and that the agencies work together. Our model focuses on reducing trauma.