Child-Friendly Facility -
The center is designed to make children feel comfortable and safe when they are meeting with investigators and other team members about allegations of abuse.
Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) -
Professionals from several different agencies collaborate on each child’s case. This team approach increases coordination among child protection and criminal justice agencies, allowing them to track a child’s progress through the investigation, judicial process, and health care treatment.
Forensic Interviews -
Specially trained professionals talk to children about the alleged abuse they have experienced. The goal is to minimize trauma to the child by reducing the number of times a child must talk about his or her experience.
Support Services -
The center provides abused children and their families with referrals for support services, such as mental health therapy, medical care, and victim resources.
Professional Training -
Multi-disciplinary team members receive ongoing training to ensure that children receive the most professional care possible.