Child Advocacy Centers of Wyoming (CACW) is a nonprofit, membership association dedicated to promoting a statewide comprehensive and multidisciplinary team response to allegations of child physical and sexual abuse. CACW is a Chapter of the National Children's Alliance and is a member of the Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center.
How do Child Advocacy Centers work?
Using a multidisciplinary team approach, representatives from many disciplines work together to make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases. The team is composed of child protection workers, law enforcement officers, medical providers, prosecutors, victim advocates, mental health providers and advocacy center staff who together conduct one coordinated interview by trained professionals in a child-friendly environment. Through this model, trauma to children and families is lessened, needs identified and services provided.