The Plymouth County Children’s Advocacy Center is an inter-agency, multi-disciplinary partnership dedicated to minimizing trauma to children and families when concerns of abuse arise.
Who We Service
The CAC serves children between the ages of three and eighteen who are reporting allegations of sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual exploitation or severe neglect. Children are referred to the CAC by calls from local and/or State Police, the Department of Children and Families, schools and other community agencies.
309 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301-3235
In Plymouth County alone, over 500 children each year allege abuse. Each case must be investigated to ensure the child is safe from further harm. Child abuse can impact a child’s physical and mental well being.
Emotionally, children can experience withdrawal, post-traumatic stress disorder, and feelings of shame, distrust, and guilt.
If you suspect any case involving child sexual or physical abuse, neglect, or sexual exploitation, report it immediately.
The Department of Children
and Families Abuse Hotline: 1.800.792.5200
The CAC carries out
its goals by:
- Offering services and treatment for children and their families including forensic interviews, advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling referrals, and medical services when appropriate.
- Providing multi-disciplinary investigations involving all agencies responsible for responding to child abuse.
- Offering professional training and community outreach to broaden the understanding of the causes and effects of child abuse in order to provide the best response possible to allegations of abuse.
One with Courage is a national campaign that focuses on the courage it takes to talk about child sexual abuse and the unique role Children’s Advocacy Centers play in providing comprehensive, coordinated, and compassionate services to child victims of abuse.
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