Children’s Advocacy Center
The mission of the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center is to protect the interests of children by facilitating a coordinated, child-centered response to child abuse reports and by promoting the rights and needs of at-risk and abused children.
The Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center
The Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center strives to transform the system by providing a child-friendly setting where a skilled team of professionals come together under one roof to investigate serious child abuse allegations, conduct forensic interviews to aid in the prosecution of offenders, and connect children and families with therapy and victim assistance services.
A Multidisciplinary Team Model
There are more than 1,000 reports of child abuse in Bucks County each year. The Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center provides a safe and child-friendly environment for effective, coordinated investigations. A skilled team of professionals from disciplines of law enforcement, child welfare, prosecution, mental health, medical services, and victim services work together to investigate such reports of abuse and connect children and caregivers with resources towards healing — always keeping the best interest of the child in mind.
FAQ & What to Expect
Here are answers to some common questions parents and guardians have before bringing their child to the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center.
Who will talk with my child?
Can I watch the interview?
Before the Interview, may I talk to my child about what happened?
What do I tell my child about the interview?
It is best to be truthful with your child about the reason for their visit to the CAC and the person with whom they will be speaking. You can tell them they will be talking to someone who talks with kids all the time about things that happen to them. This is a safe person to talk to. Please don’t tell your child what to say but encourage them to tell the truth. If you have any questions concerning how to prepare your child for the interview, please call the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center.