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Our Mission

The Athens County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a 501(c)3 organization that serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who have experienced sexual abuse. Cases are managed by a multi-disciplinary team comprised of representatives from local community organizations and programs.

The goals of the center are:

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

The Athens County CAC is a fully-accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance
National Children's Alliance

Collaborating Organizations

Athens City Police Department

Athens County Sheriff

Athens County Prosecutor’s Office

Athens County Victim Assistance Program

Athens County Children Services

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital

Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem Program

Hopewell Health Centers

OhioHealth Physician Group Heritage College of Medicine