Copper River Basin Child Advocacy Center
PO Box 103
Gakona,  AK 99586
907 822 3733 phone
1 866 815 0626 fax

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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.

  • You do not have to know all of the details, but be prepared to share what you do know.
  • You do not need to have heard a disclosure of abuse directly from the child.
  • You can remain anonymous (unless you are considered a mandated reporter by law).
  • You can help a child by reporting abuse.
  • You can perpetuate positive change by refusing to ignore harm being done to a child.

A 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.

Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect in Alaska

Children’s Advocacy Centers provide forensic interviews, forensic medical evaluations, mental health treatment, and victim advocacy to child victims of abuse based upon referrals from law enforcement and child protective services. For more information about Children’s Advocacy Centers please visit If you have reason to suspect that a child has been abused, please report the suspected abuse directly to law enforcement or child protective services to get help

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