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About WCAC

In 2004, there were over 500 Child Advocacy Centers nationwide that were operational or developing.  In Michigan, there are currently 29 Child Advocacy Centers operating or developing. Click here to read some facts about Child Advocacy Centers (CACs). 

The Development of the WCAC

Since 1985, Police, Prosecutors, and the Department of Human Services in Washtenaw County have worked collaboratively through a written protocol to investigate child abuse cases.  In Spring 2002, these stakeholders met to discuss bringing a child advocacy center to the county to better meet the needs of sexually abused children and their families.

In January 2003, and again in January 2005, involved stakeholders signed a Purpose Statement and Multi-Agency agreement committing their effort, participation and support of the WCAC and its implementation.  Partnering county and community agencies include:

Ann Arbor Police Department
Chelsea Police Department
Community Support and Treatment Services
Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety
Michigan State Police
Milan Police Department
Northfield Township Police Department
Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program
Pittsfield Department of Public Safety
Saline Police Department
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Sexual Assault  
University of Michigan Department of Public Safety
University of Michigan Health Systems
Washtenaw County Department of Human Services
Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office
Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office Victim/Witness Unit      
Washtenaw County Sheriffs Office
Ypsilanti Police Department



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Ypsilanti, MI 48198


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