Helping to change the world...one child at a time.
The mission of the
Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is to be the Mobile community response
to the problem of child abuse. Abused children are interviewed
here by a specialized, trained team of professionals. Children
and their non-offending family members are referred for counseling
and prepared for the criminal justice process. Also provided
are educational and training programs in child abuse awareness and
Our goal is to
provide a wide range of services in one central location to sexually
abused and/or severely physically abused children and their
non-offending family members so that they may begin their healing
process, and to provide education and training in order to increase
the public awareness of child abuse which will aid in the prevention
of child abuse.
Child Advocacy Center June 20, 2013
The non-profit Child Advocacy Center opened its doors March 1, 1988, to aid victims of child abuse.
Crayons, coloring books and toys greet young clients at the facility June 20, 2013, in Mobile, Ala. Read the Article...
friendly, comfortable environment of the Child Advocacy Center,
there are 28 professionals from 7 different agencies working
together as a team so that these young victims of crime can come to
one central location and receive all of the help and services they
might need. Law enforcement officers from the Mobile Police
Department, Prichard Police Department, and the Mobile County
Sheriff’s Office work together with child abuse investigators from
the Department of Human Resources to investigate reports of child
abuse. They conduct joint interviews with victims, family members,
and witnesses in the field as well as in specially designed rooms
for different aged children here at the CAC. A Forensic Medical
Doctor conducts examinations at the University of South Alabama’s
Children’s Medical Center Outpatient Clinic to secure evidence. The
Assistant District Attorney, Trial Coordinator, and Victim Witness
Advocates provide the victim and families with court preparation and
prosecution services. Therapists and a Family Advocate work at the
CAC to provide extended assessments, individual, group and family
counseling as well as a mothers’ support group and a wide range of
services for families.
CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
The 2014 CAC Charity Golf Tournament will be held at “Robert Trent Jones” Magnolia Grove Golf Course on Friday, November 7, entries must
be received no later than October 20. Play will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a shot gun start. The format is a 4 person scramble,
Team prizes include: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, closest-to-hole, longest drive, and numerous door prizes. Food and beverages will be provided on the course.
Entry fee is $75 per person and ($300 a team). Grand Isle Shipyard and Chevron Gulf of Mexico are the Lead Sponsors and additional
sponsorships are available. Palmer’s Toyota Super Store is the Hole-In-One sponsor.
Contact tournament chairmen Kevin Moore, 251-689-4378,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Mike Williams 251-662-7740,
Scott Cunningham 251-214-6634 SGSD@chevron.com.
HANCOCK BANK PRESENTS HOLIDAY CHEER AT THE BULL
Hancock Bank presents HOLIDAY CHEER AT THE BULL to
benefit the Child Advocacy Center on Sunday, December
14th from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. The Bull Cantina and Grill
will host the event at at 609 Dauphin Street in downtown
Mobile. Other sponsors include: Lite Mix 99.9 Radio,
Moore Law Firm, Norton Lilly International, South
Alabama Trial Lawyers, and Wendell Quimby, The event
will feature samplings of The Bull’s southwestern
signature dishes and wines to taste, along with a select
live auction of holiday gifts and live music by Jerry
Squires. Tickets are available at The Bull and the CAC
for $35 each. Call 432-1101 for details or
www.cacmobile.org and on facebook. Some auction items
are: Santa Baby Package, Jingle Bell Package, Girly Girl
package, Manly Man package, and a Mistletoe Package.