WVCAN provides statewide leadership in the fight against child abuse.

We work side-by-side with the 21 child advocacy centers (CACs) throughout the Mountain State.

At the state level, we promote community awareness and advocacy, provide training and technical assistance to our centers, evaluate and assess their efficacy, and acquire funding to ensure our CACs are well-equipped to help end the cycle of abuse.

Our Centers Help, Guide, and Protect Abused Children and their Families.

CACs support and coordinate the efforts of a team of professionals consisting of:

    • law enforcement investigators
    • prosecutors
    • child protective service workers
    • medical professionals
    • mental health professionals
    • victim advocates

In the neutral setting of the CAC, team members can collaborate on strategies that will aid investigators and prosecutors without causing further harm to the victim. This innovative, multidisciplinary approach significantly increases the likelihood of a successful outcome in court and long-term healing for the child. Kids can go on to live full and rich lives, and child advocacy centers help them get there.

 

West Virginia Child Advocacy Network