Texas is home to more than 70 Children’s Advocacy Centers – as unique as the communities they serve. Each of us has one thing in common. Each has a table that functions as a regular meeting place for people who care. These tables welcome law enforcement officers, Child Protective Services (CPS) investigators, prosecutors, forensic interviewers, medical experts, and therapists. All of these individuals are united in one guiding goal – to win justice for the victims of child abuse and place them on a path toward healing.
These round table discussions are at the heart of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County (CACVZC), and the results are truly life changing. It is the mission of the Children's Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County, Inc. to reduce trauma to child victims of physical and sexual abuse through a unified effort that facilitates thorough investigations, effective prosecution, and the healing of children and their families.
Van Zandt County is home to 54,355 individuals (July 2016). There are 3,098 children under the age of 5 and 12,610 under the age of 18. Without your support, we could not provide services for child victims of sexual and physical abuse and neglect in our communities. Please consider taking your seat at the CACVZC table and providing support to child victims of abuse and neglect in Van Zandt County.
CACVZC provides a variety of services that not only assist law enforcement and DFPS/CPS investigators gather evidence through forensic interviews, but also provides any child victim of abuse or neglect and their non-offending family members with resources for therapeutic healing.
Since opening our doors in 2006, we have
In the last two years,
In FY17, CACVZC
In FY17, CACVZC Our volunteer program was able to serve 73 child victims of abuse and neglect, with 33 volunteers providing direct services, and 56 volunteers providing other services
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