Child Advocacy Center Model
The Advocacy Model
How it Works...
The word alone is hard to hear. And when a child has been abused, it is even harder to know where to turn for help, guidance, and understanding.
The first step is the Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County. The Center has the experience to help children and families navigate a complex system while staying focused on what matters most: child safety and well-being.
Helping abused children and their families requires an approach that addresses the physical, emotional and legal dimensions of abuse. It requires a coordinated response from expert professionals to reduce stress throughout the investigation of an intervention process.
The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County is the only nonprofit in Lapeer County involved in the investigation of crimes against children. We work in partnership with all the necessary agencies, including police, prosecutors, social workers, advocates, medical and mental health professionals, and other specialists to coordinate a plan of action.
We provide high-quality, specialized services for abused children and their families in the comfort and convenience of our child-friendly location. All of our services are completely free for the family. The Child Advocacy Center of Lapeer County creates a vital link between community services and victims of child abuse.