Services For The Community
Service Area: Henderson, Daviess, Union, Webster, Hancock, Ohio, and McLean Counties
A Children’s Advocacy Center is a child focused, community based program in which professionals from many disciplines (law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health) come together to offer comprehensive services. The center is specially designed to make children feel comfortable and safe. The home-like atmosphere minimizes trauma and prevents further victimization.
STATED MISSION: “One Place, One Child”
Our mission is to reduce the traumatic effects of abuse; protect children from maltreatment; seek justice for child victims; investigate abuse as a team and strengthen our community’s ability to nurture children, while keeping the comfort and safety of the child the first priority.
Forensic Interviews in a child friendly atmosphere with audio/video capabilities
Forensic Evaluations conducted by trained therapists
Medical Room & Exams by specially trained physicians
Mental Health Counseling for child victims of abuse
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates
Weekly Parenting Classes
Parent Resource Library
Multidisciplinary Teams for All Counties in Green River District
Crisis Counseling, Victim Advocacy and Support to child victims of abuse, neglect, dependency and domestic violence
Speaker’s Bureau/Community Awareness
Child victim advocacy and counseling services are available for any child victim of abuse, neglect, dependency or domestic violence. Some services require referral from Law Enforcement Agencies or The Department for Community Based Services.
CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in Henderson County are appointed to children by Family Court. These specially trained volunteers serve as independent fact finders who make recommendations to the judge as to what actions are in the best interest of a child.
* All programs of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Green River District are provided at no cost to any person so long as they meet program criteria. Services are made possible thanks to grants and community support.