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Programs

MULTIDISCIPLINARY INVESTIGATIVE TEAM

 

​Working as a team enables mandated investigators to respond promptly and sensitively to allegations of child abuse. Coordinated efforts assists in minimizing the number of times, and the number of persons, to whom a child has to discuss their experiences.  Cases referred to the child advocacy center are reviewed by members of the multidisciplinary investigative team to provide the best all-inclusive services to children and families.

VICTIM ADVOCACY

​Through a collaborative agreement with Victim Outreach Intervention Center (VOICe), Children's Advocacy Center of Butler County connects all children referred to the child advocacy center and their non-offending family members, to victim advocacy services.  Victim Advocates assist families by providing information pertaining to victim rights, safety concerns and referral information.  Victim advocates are also able to assist children and families as they navigate the investigative and criminal court process.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

​Through collaborative agreements with mental health providers throughout Butler County, Children's Advocacy Center of Butler County provides child victims and their non-offending family members with referrals to community service providers. 

 

PROFESSIONAL & COMMUNITY TRAINING AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS

​Throughout the year, Children's Advocacy Center of Butler County offers training opportunities to professional disciplines and community members.  Trainings vary, but include topics pertaining to the identification and reporting of child abuse and prevention programming focused on helping parents keep their children safe within their own community.

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

As part of the Human Trafficking Taskforce of Butler County, the Human Trafficking Coordinator collaborates with Children and Youth Services (CYS), law enforcement agencies, mental health providers, and more to connect victims with appropriate resources and services.

 

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