A Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center works to provide a comprehensive, coordinated response to child abuse with the goal of reducing its occurrence and its impact on children.
216 Brookstone Place, Social Circle, GA 30025 770-464-0082 Executive Director: Nancy Burgess, MSW
Thank you for supporting A Child's Voice this year.
It has been quite a year for A Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center! We have seen a record number of children, expanded our services to better serve all children, received state re-accreditation, prepared for our upcoming national re-accreditation and are continuing our work to counteract the stigma and prevent child abuse in our communities. All of this could not have been done without the generous support from you- our donors, contributors and supporters. THANK YOU. Please scroll down to read more.
Referrals Received: 226 Forensic Interviews: 201 Medical Exams: 94
Upon completion of a new training, our forensic interviewers are now able to offer multi-session interviews, which better serve very young children or children with developmental and/or special language needs. This allows our interviewers to get to know the children's functioning more completely to ensure the interview fits the children's needs and development. You can read more about multi-session interview protocol here.
We have continued our partnership with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to offer forensic medical examinations through telemedicine which allows our nurse to physically see patients while CHOA experts monitor and assist. You can read more about telemedicine here.
We completed our state Children's Advocacy Centers of Georgia (CACGA) re-accreditation this year. We received full accreditation with no deficiencies and are excited to continue working alongside the other centers in Georgia to investigate, treat and prevent child abuse.
In October, we sent in our National Children's Alliance (NCA) accreditation materials and will have NCA come for a site visit in March as we work towards national re-accreditation.
Community Outreach In our efforts to prevent child abuse, we have continued to build partnerships with community members, law enforcement, DFCS and other child abuse committee members. We have done this through:
facilitating the training of all Law Enforcement officers by the District Attorney's office
participating in community health fairs and events
We wish all of you very Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. Thank you so much for your support. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we rely on people like you. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, you may do so via USPS mail or by visiting our website to securely donate through PayPal. Thank you!
A Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center, Inc. does not discriminate against individuals or groups on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability. If you believe you have been the target of discrimination, you have the right to file a civil rights complaint. Information on how to file a civil rights complaint can be found on the Office of Justice Programs website. http://www.ojp.gov/about/ocr/complaint.htm