Our Mission

Our mission is to prevent and end child abuse in our community by providing safety, healing, and justice.

The road to healing starts at the Children’s Advocacy Center. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hampshire County is where a multidisciplinary team consisting of Department of Children and Families workers, police, medical and mental health professionals, prosecutors, and victim advocates meets to coordinate a response to allegations of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse. The CAC is designed to reduce the stress experienced by child victims of abuse and their non-offending family members throughout the investigation and intervention process.

Why CACs Help

Why CACs Help

CACs arose from the need for coordination and communication among the multiple agencies responding to abuse. When child abuse is suspected, many professionals become involved. CACs minimize the number of times a child has to talk about their abuse, coordinate service delivery, and reduce the risk of a child being re-traumatized.

The CAC of Hampshire County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national original, religion, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in the delivery of services.