What is a Children’s Advocacy Center?

A Children’s Advocacy Center is a child focused, facility based program in which representatives from many different disciplines- Law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim’s advocacy- work together, conducting joint forensic interviews and making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse cases.

Why is a Children's Advocacy Center needed in Lonoke & Southern Prairie Counties?

Many people do not believe that child abuse exists in these counties. However, that is not the case. It does exist. Since the opening of the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center in 2005, there have been well over 1600 reported allegations of child abuse. This includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. This number only represents those cases that were reported and interviewed at the Center. Sadly, many cases of child abuse are never reported. Read More Information and Learn About Us.

 

Call for Help:

Wade Knox CAC (501) 676-2552

Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline (800) 482-5964

Lonoke County Sheriff (501) 676-6494


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