Putting the needs of child abuse victims first

The Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin, or CACs of Wisconsin, is a membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.  The CACs of Wisconsin provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local children’s and child advocacy centers and communities throughout Wisconsin responding to reports of child abuse and neglect.  

A children’s advocacy center  is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, child advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse  cases.

The CACs of Wisconsin strongly believes that the combined professional wisdom and skill of the multidisciplinary team approach results in a more complete understanding of case issues and the most effective child and family focused system response possible.