What is a CAC?
CAC stands for Child Advocacy Center. The CAC is a safe place that offers a child friendly environment where abused children can receive specialized services. At the CAC Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement and Medical Staff can investigate abuse allegations and share the information in a manner sensitive to the needs of young victims.
How do I access services?
Any suspected abuse must be reported to the local DSS or to the local Law Enforcement agency. These agencies will make the referral to the CAC if appropriate.
Who can I bring to the CAC for our scheduled appointment?
The CAC has a private lobby and offers a child friendly environment. You are welcome to bring a support person with you to attend the appointment or assist with children. There will also be a Family Advocate present to help you with paperwork, offer support and assist with childcare as needed.
If you are providing for children that need to accompany you there are resources for them to wait during the appointment. Please advise your DSS contact on who will be attending with you so CAC staff can prepare the facilities to accommodate your family's needs.
How can I help?
There are two ways to help support the CAC.
Donations can be made to Talbot Community Connections, our affiliated non profit. TCC, our foundation board, raises funds and accepts donations with the goal of assisting people in economic need, protecting children and vulnerable adults and promoting the safety and well being of the citizens of Talbot County.
Volunteers are recruited through the Talbot County DSS volunteer program. After an initial screening and orientation process volunteers are utilized for various projects.
How can I learn more?
If you would like an inservice for your agency or organization you may contact TCCAC directly at 410-820-7141. The general public may request more information by calling 410-820-7141.
Dedicated to serving the children of Talbot County victimized by sexual abuse.
Talbot County Children's Advocacy Center 2017