It is our goal to minimize
trauma and reduce revictimization to child victims of abuse.
This goal is accomplished by providing a
multidisciplinary response to allegations of child abuse in a
professional and child-sensitive manner. Children and teens coming
to the Center may be victims of abuse and/or neglect, or may have
witnessed a serious crime.
Since its beginning, the Williamson County Children’s Advocacy
Center has assisted over 3,700 child victims and an estimated 13,500
||Our services include:
includes the vital resources of:
|child protective services|
|victim service providers|
|mental health professionals,
This effective method provides an
important sense of safety and consistency to the children and
families involved. Children and teens
coming to the Center may be victims of abuse and/or
neglect, or may have witnessed a serious crime.
You can read more about what we do in the
About Us section.
are conducted by specially trained forensic interviewers at
the request of law enforcement and/or Child Protective Services.
Bilingual (Spanish) services are available. Interviews are
videotaped to reduce the number of times a child has to describe
his/her abuse to multiple persons involved in the intervention,
investigation, and prosecution process.
Assistance with obtaining written statements from
victims of abuse is also provided upon request of an authorized
Children and teens must have a case opened by law enforcement or
child protective services, and one of those two agencies will
determine if the victim should come to the Center for an interview.
The Center cannot interview an alleged victim without the referral
from either law enforcement or child protective services. One or
both of these agencies are present for the interview and will watch
the interview via closed circuit TV from an adjoining room.
Currently, the Children's Advocacy Center assists
with necessary referrals for sexual abuse examinations. The Center
is a member of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) and
coordinates efforts through this program to assist victims.
On-site exams are conducted at our new facility by
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) in a
Children's Advocacy Center has a full-time child and family
therapist who provides free counseling services to child
victims, child witnesses of abuse, and non-offending family members.
Children and teens who have been interviewed at the
WCCAC are eligible for counseling through our on-site counseling
program, or if they have access to insurance, through our network
therapists from various cities within Williamson County.
If you are interested in becoming a network
therapist, please contact our Center at (512) 943-3701.
Public Awareness Programs
The Center offers free
educational programs to the community. If
your civic/philanthropic organization, church
group, school, business, or other group is
interested in a presentation, please contact our
office at (512) 943-3701 to schedule:
|Community Awareness Programs|
|Teacher In-service Training Programs|
The Center will be glad to conduct a presentation
to fit your interests and audience.
Proud member of:
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc
National Children’s Alliance
United Way of Williamson County