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.
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.
The ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol brings the field into the classroom, enhancing the education of front-line child abuse response professionals. This training… Learn More
June 12–16, 2023
Based on the nationally-recognized ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, this 2.5-day training provides a purposeful and legally defensible process for conducting expanded forensic interviews with children… Learn More
July 26–28, 2023
This training meets all essential components in the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy. First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s advocacy… Learn More
August 14, 16, 18, 2023
What We Do
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.
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.
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.
Head, Shoulders, Penis, Vulva: How Using Anatomical Names for Anatomical Parts Can Keep Children Safe
Children are taught to name their body parts in games and rhymes from infancy – but why does that practice stop when we get to certain parts of the body? Read More