Lenawee County Child Advocacy Center

Mission Statement

The Lenawee County Child Advocacy Center takes action to identify, protect, and improve the lives of abused and neglected children.


What does the LCCAC do?

The Lenawee County Child Advocacy Center (LCCAC) provides services for children who have been sexually and/or severely physically abused. The essence of the LCCAC is a single forensic interview in a child-friendly environment, reducing the trauma a child may experience when he/she has to talk repeatedly about the abuse. This protects the child from further harm or re-victimization that results from multiple interviews in a variety of physical environments by various professionals (child protective services, police, prosecutors, etc.). While each agency has protocols and procedures to intervene in these cases, current research shows that providing a more standardized, multidisciplinary approach to better protect and treat the children yields better outcomes for everyone involved.

At LCCAC, the victim and their non-offending caregiver(s) are provided services considered “best practice” standard, with early intervention, thorough one-time interview by a highly-trained professional, a collaborative Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach to investigation, crisis management, and long-term therapeutic services options. This process has been very successful not only in increased rates of prosecution, but also in providing the help and resources necessary for the child victim and their non-offending caregiver(s) to heal. The availability of these services for victims of abuse dramatically reduces the likelihood that they will become abusers themselves or will engage in other delinquent or otherwise unlawful behavior. Also, the LCCAC services are provided at no cost to children and their families at our child-friendly site, enabling them to receive coordinated and supportive professional services necessary to help them.

How Can I Help?

There are several ways you can help support the LCCAC program and the kids we serve. First, pray for our staff, the children who come to our CACs, and their families. Second, help us raise awareness of the problem of child sexual abuse. It is very real and happens across all demographics, regions, and states. Next, consider a donation to help support our work. Giving online is easy and you can specify your gift for any of Catholic Charities’ programs through the drop down menu. And last, consider becoming a volunteer through our Comfort Quilts project or by contact us to find out more.

Parents: If your child is scheduled for an interview, we ask you to please take time to go through and read this book BEFORE arriving. This will help your child become familiar with our center and team.

For more information, please contact:
Lenawee County Child Advocacy Center
122 South Broad Street
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone: (517) 662-3442
Email: slewis@catholiccharitiesjlhc.org
Website: www.catholiccharitiesjlhc.org

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