Services for the Community

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.

SERVICES OFFERED:

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

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.