At the CAC children receive the following services in a coordinated response to minimize trauma:

Forensically Sound Interviews

  • A qualified forensic interviewer, as part of a multidisciplinary team (S.A.I.N.) approach, conducts an interview of a child suspected of having been physically or sexually abused, thus eliminating multiple interviews and reducing the stress to the family and child. Members of the interview team include an assistant district attorney, Department of Children and Family investigative social worker, forensic child interview specialist, family service advocate, police officer and S.A.I.N. team coordinator.

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Medical Intervention

  • Should a child need a medical examination for sexual or physical abuse, there are trained medical professionals available to do the examination.

Therapeutic Intervention

  • When necessary, referrals are made for follow up treatment for the child including specialized medical and mental health services.

Victim Support

  • Family advocates from the District Attorney’s Child Abuse Unit provide the child and non-offending family members information about the legal process and support and guidance through a case prosecution.

This illustration demonstrates how the CAC team intervention procedure reduces trauma: