Author: Emily Sznitka
Sex trafficking is a form of modern slavery. Criminals of sex trafficking such as pimps, johns, and madams use violence, threats, lies, money, drugs, and other forms of coercion to compel or force children and adults to engage in unwanted sexual acts against their will. The situations that sex trafficking victims face vary dramatically…
As April is recognized as National Child Abuse Awareness Month, The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County would like to take this opportunity to thank all community members, business partners, and other organizations that have continuously supported CAC Lapeer and its mission: to reduce trauma to children during the investigation and intervention of alleged sexual or severe physical abuse through advocacy, education, intervention, and treatment. At CAC Lapeer, we value every donation, every resource, every ounce of knowledge, and every one of our supporters…..
It is highly likely that you know a child who has been or is currently being abused. Statistics show that 1 in 10 children are sexually abused before their 18th birthday. At CAC Lapeer, we believe that adults are responsible for the safety of children and should be proactive against child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children training have provided 5 steps to follow to provide simple and practical actions you can take to prevent, recognize and react to child sexual abuse….
Detective Sergeant Robert Wells has served with the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Department for over twenty years, contributing much of his time, efforts, knowledge, and resources to serving and protecting the Lapeer County Community…..
Over the weekend of February 17th & 18th, a group of ten college students from Central Michigan University’s Alternative Breaks Program volunteered at the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County (CAC Lapeer) marking the second year in which we have partnered with the University; the second year in which students traveled two hours to provide CAC Lapeer with helpful hands and compassionate hearts….