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Welcome to the Athens County Child Advocacy Center


The Athens County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides services for child survivors of sexual abuse and their families in a child-friendly environment.  The CAC serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are survivors of sexual abuse.  The children are interviewed by specially-trained forensic interviewers, and cases are managed by a multi-disciplinary team comprised of Athens County Children Services, Athens County prosecutors, law enforcement officers, mental health counselors, victim advocates, and medical professionals.

Goals of the CAC

  • Reduce trauma and expedite recovery for children impacted by sexual assault
  • Increase child safety by conducting forensic interviews and medical exams in one location
  • Increase success of prosecution of those who sexually abuse children
  • Support the victim and non-offending family members by offering comprehensive services, such as long-term case management services
  • Increase the effectiveness of services to child abuse survivors
  • Prevent further child abuse through community education

Partner Organizations

  • Athens CASA/GAL Program
  • Athens County Children Services
  • Athens County Prosecutor's Office/Victim Assistance Program
  • Athens County Sheriff's Office
  • Hopewell Health Centers, Inc.
  • OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital
  • OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College 

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