The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County is dedicated to promoting awareness and providing resources for children and families affected by abuse and neglect.
To reduce the emotional trauma to child abuse victims by facilitating a multidisciplinary approach, which supports the prevention of child abuse through community education and promotes the effective prosecution of those who perpetrate crimes against children.
HOW WE HELP
Our number one goal is to provide children with a safe environment in which a multidisciplinary approach is taken to coordinate all departments involved in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. The needs of each child are as varied as the details surrounding each investigation. Because of this, the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas (CACTX) has implemented a successful model of procedure that coordinates law enforcement and child protective services efforts and in turn utilizes services offered at the advocacy center. The graphic illustrates the process of each case from investigation to prosecution to intervention.
Report Suspected Abuse
Call 1-800-252-5400 or 911
Since the center opened in 2000, we have served over 15,000 children who have experienced abuse.
Child abuse and neglect are not an isolated occurrence. It happens every single day in our own community, it may even be happening to a child you know. We believe that no child should ever be subjected to the pain of abuse or the lasting emotional trauma it leaves behind.