The Copper River Basin Child Advocacy Center is dedicated to providing support while improving the inter-agency response for children and families affected by child abuse.
What is a CAC?
Child Advocacy Centers are used nation and statewide. They are child friendly interview centers where children of all ages come to talk to a trained forensic interviewer about allegations of child abuse. The CAC process involves a team of professionals called a Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT). The MDT collaborates on how to best help child victims and their families minimize trauma to the child, and advocate for prosecution of child abuse perpetrators. Our team members include members from the Alaska State Troopers, Valdez Police Department, Office of Children’s Services, Medical Provider, Mental Health Consultant, Victim Advocates including Advocates for Victims of Violence, District Attorney’s Office, CAC staff and Tribal Liaison.
How to Report Child Abuse:
If you suspect child abuse of any kind- REPORT IT. Call the Office of Children's Services at
1 855 352 8934 or the Alaska State Troopers at 907 822-3263.
child should be interviewed at the CAC immediately if an incident of
abuse has taken place in the last 72 hours, if the abuser is in the home
with the child, or if the child needs immediate medical attention.
The following link to the Department of Health and Social Services webpage, explains signs of possible child abuse and neglect, who's mandated to report, and how reporting works.