Child forensic interviews are conducted to avoid multiple interviews. Trained interviews speak with children while investigators watch from another room. Interviews are developmentally and culturally sensitive, unbiased, fact-finding, and legally sound.
The Eddy Co. and Lea Co. Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Teams are composed of representatives from the District Attorney's Office, local and state Law Enforcement agencies, CYFD, Child Forensic Interviewers, Medical personnel, Mental Health professionals, and Victim Advocates.
ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS
Prevention Programs are a vital part of the CAC's services. The My Body
Is Mine! & Kid Detective Programs are presented in all area elementary schools. Middle and High School programs are also avaliable.
Adult Prevention Programs give adults the tools they need to protect the children in our community.
Victim advocates are available to provide needed crisis intervention, safety planning, ongoing support, access to additional services and resources needed by the child and family, including access to victims of crime funding.
SEXUAL ASSAULT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXAM PROGRAM
Specially trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), offer free forensic exam services for victims of sexual assault, intimate partner violence including domestic violence, elder abuse and child abuse. Adult exams may done with or without the involvement of law enforcement.
Behavior Therapy is the most effective evidence-based model
for treating children and adolescents who have been impacted by traumatic events.
Therapy allows both children and their family to develop healthy skills and communication techniques while dealing with difficult issues.
Education - Intervention - Skills - Recovery
The Cornerstone Programs works to educate elementary-secondary children about good decision making and positive relationship in all areas of their lives. Youth and their caregivers needing assistance with drug use will benefit from individual and group sessions geared toward understand, communication and recovery from drug addiction.
OUTREACH SERVICES and PROGRAMS
Darkness To Light
Signs and Symptoms of Abuse
Quarterly Community Trainings on Child Abuse Topics