caccc2The mission of Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County is to provide safety, healing and justice to children victimized by abuse or neglect.

Our doors opened in 1992 and since then the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County has served over 38,000 children. We began by offering services to only 10% of child abuse victims in Collin County, and today we offer services to 100% of the children identified as victims of abuse.

The concept for a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) originated when Alabama Congressman Robert E. “Bud” Cramer, Jr. was serving as a District Attorney. In 1985, Congressman Cramer reached the conclusion that many systems in place to support children victimized by abuse were actually re-victimizing them. Children suffering abuse were shuffled from police stations to social service offices, spending hours and days in adult facilities with people trained to deal with adults, not children.

Congressman Cramer’s idea was to create a child friendly environment where children could safely tell their story and receive the support they need after abuse. His vision has lead to the creation of more than 700 CAC’s throughout the nation, with 64 in Texas alone.

Today children are able to visit a CAC full of childhood comforts designed specifically for them. Instead of describing their abuse to multiple adults, they speak with a trained forensic interviewer in a comfortable environment and the interview is recorded to minimize the number of times they must retell the details of their trauma.

The top CACCC accomplishments in the last 20 years include:

  • Being recognized both statewide and nationally as a CAC model
  • Influenced legislation, including Ashley’s Laws
  • Two Cybercrime Specialists located onsite
  • Serves as a training facility for professionals in the child abuse prevention and intervention field
  • 96% conviction rate for offenders in 2010-2011
  • 211 offenders have been sentenced to 7,758 years in prison in the past 5 years

More information at http://www.cacplano.org/

lexusWin a 2012 Lexus RX 350
Child abuse never takes a holiday, and for that reason, neither can the fundraising efforts of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. Kicked off by a generous donation from the DFW Lexus Dealers, we have begun ramping up for our largest fundraiser of the year, Gala 2012! With the support of Lexus, we are raffling off a brand new 2012 Lexus RX 350. Click here to purchase your $50 raffle ticket now! There will only be 2,000 total raffle tickets sold. Don’t miss your chance!

a moment in timePromote Your Business and Support the CACCC

Sponsorships opportunities for the our biggest fundraiser of the year, Gala 2012, are now available. This black tie event will feature a jaw dropping performance by the Dobbie Brothers, as well as the raffle of a brand new Lexus RX 350. The opportunity to get recogniztion for you business is better than ever before – don’t miss out! Click here to learn more about our sponsorship levels.

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