Where Small Voices Can Be Heard
The CAC empowers child victims through specialized services that address the physical, mental and emotional aspects of abuse. We promote safety and resilience for children and families through community education and partnerships.
The mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to respond to child abuse through a team approach designed to reduce trauma, seek justice, and foster hope and healing for children and their families. The Child Advocacy Center establishes a safe, child friendly environment for fact-finding interviews, medical evaluations, and therapy services for children and offers continued support through advocacy. We also promote specialized training for professionals, public education, and prevention efforts.
What services are provided?
What kinds of cases are seen at the Child Advocacy Center?
The Child Advocacy Center is available for fact-finding interviews and medical examinations of children who are alleged to have been victims of:
Sexual abuse, including children exhibiting sexualized behaviors
Sex and Labor trafficking
Serious Physical Abuse
Witness to violent crimes, including domestic violence, homicide, or robbery
Kidnapping or attempted kidnapping
Exposure to possession, use and manufacturing of illegal drugs
What hours are you available to help?
Booker's Place @ JCMH is open as needed and can be opened by law enforcement, the Department of Health and Human Services and area hospitals.
If I want my child to be seen at the Child Advocacy Center, what is the referral process?
Oklahoma Statute requires everyone to report suspected abuse and neglect to the Department of Health and Human Services hotline (1-800-522-3511).
The first step is making the report. Once the report is made and accepted for investigation, law enforcement or the Department of Health and Human Services will arrange for a forensic interview and medical evaluation at the Child Advocacy Center. Sometimes it may hard to figure out what to do. If you are not sure and would like to talk to one of our child advocates, please contact us.