If you suspect abuse/neglect, or a child discloses to you: ask only these 4 questions.
Then contact law enforcement and make a report!
Last year, CACs provided child sexual abuse prevention education to 1.6 million individuals, many in school settings.
Their service delivery model saves court, child protection, and investigative dollars averaging $1,000 per child abuse case compared to non-CAC/FAC communities.
Providing significantly higher rates of coordinated investigations; 81 % of investigations in CACs/FAC's were coordinated between law enforcement and child protective services, compared with 52% in comparison communities.
Increased usage of CACs/FAC's and multidisciplinary teams has resulted in increased successful prosecutions of child abuse perpetrators. One study shows an average 94% conviction rate for CAC/FAC cases carried forward.
Child victims of sexual abuse who receive services at CACs/FAC's are four times more likely to receive forensic medical exams and increased referrals for mental health treatment than children served by non-CAC/FAC communities.
Research demonstrates caregivers in CAC/FAC cases are more satisfied with the investigation than those from non-CAC/FAC comparison sites. 97% of parents would tell others to seek help at the CAC/FAC.