The Washtenaw Child Advocacy Center...
- Provides a child friendly, protective environment for the investigation and intervention of all cases of child sexual abuse in Washtenaw County.
- Coordinates services through a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) consisting of Law Enforcement, Department of Human Services, Prosecutors Office, U of M Health Systems, St. Joes SANE Program, and Community Support and Treatment Services.
- Provides for a single interview process utilizing forensic interviewing guidelines and a specially trained interviewer.
- Protects the abused child from further harm, or re-victimization, because of the number, type and location of the interviews the child must endure.
- Provides medical examinations in appropriate cases.
- Provides crisis counseling and community-based referrals to the child and the family.
- Provides court orientation and accompanies the child and family to all court proceedings.
- Increases community awareness and involvement in addressing the problem of child sexual abuse.
Referrals for forensic interviews must come through Law Enforcement or Children's Protective Services. For answers to any questions you may have about child sexual abuse, or if you are seeking counseling for your child, you can call the center at 734-544-2925.