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Hope, Healing, and Justice for Kids

First Witness Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a child-focused non-profit agency offering hope, healing, and justice for alleged victims of child abuse and their families.

Restoring Hope Capital Campaign

Moving Towards Our Goal...

Our community of support has already raised over $400K towards our $1M goal – join us today! Updated 10/27/23

Join Us Today!

First Witness has a bold vision we can all get behind – a vision of a society that supports children and ends child abuse.

Our Restoring Hope Capital Campaign embodies this by asking our community to step forward and join us in our vision. We are well on our way to our goal, a goal that will fund the renovation of our new home and double the space and impact we have in our communities, state, and nation.

Understanding Child Abuse

Child abuse affects children in all socioeconomic levels, races, religions, and cultures. Learn the signs of abuse and how to respond and report when abuse is suspected.

If You Suspect Child Abuse

If you are concerned that a child is a victim of abuse, you may be unsure of what to do or how to respond. No matter what your role is, you have the power to make a positive difference in that child’s life.

Preventing Child Abuse

Child abuse prevention training, services, and resources strengthen our community’s commitment to safe relationships and environments for all children.

Upcoming Trainings

Advanced Advocacy

Designed for advocates who have already completed a full 24-hour Advocacy Training, Mind the Gap adds to the fundamentals of victim advocacy as laid out… Learn More

December 11, 2023 12:30 - 3:30pm CT

Format: Online



This training meets all essential components in the 2023 National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.  First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s… Learn More

February 12, 14, & 16, 2024

Format: Online


Forensic Interview

The ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol brings the field into the classroom, enhancing the education of front-line child abuse response professionals. This training is designed… Learn More

April 1–5, 2024

Format: In-Person


What We Do

Forensic Interviewing

First Witness CAC provides neutral, fact-finding interviews for children, adolescents, and vulnerable adults who may have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, witnessed violence, or have been otherwise victimized.


All children and families served by First Witness CAC receive support and family advocacy services as part of the response to allegations of child abuse.

Facilitating a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

Children and families have the best outcomes when professionals work together and share their expertise.

Medical Exams

All children who are suspected victims of child abuse and served by First Witness CAC are entitled to a medical exam conducted by a specialized medical provider.

Mental Health

Access to specialized mental health services is critical for abused children and their families to move forward in the healing process.


Each of us has a role in the safety and support of children that can help keep them safe from abuse.

Latest News

Defining Child Abuse

Child abuse prevails in many different forms: physical, emotional, psychological, and sexual. Physical abuse arises when… Read More

By Kristen Jones

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