Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

“To promote the healing of child abuse victims – one child at a time.”

VISION STATEMENT

Bearing in mind the best interest of each individual child, the vision of Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center is to reduce the trauma to child abuse victims and their non-offending family members and to work toward improving the justice system’s response to child abuse by uniting the efforts of public agencies and enlisting community support.

OUR PURPOSE

1. To provide a child friendly environment where children who are alleged victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or witnesses to a crime may be interviewed.

2. To minimize the trauma of child abuse victims by reducing the number of interviews with the child;

3. To coordinate a multidisciplinary team approach among the agencies involved in the prevention, investigation and prosecution of child abuse;

4. To support the proper investigation of child abuse cases;

5. To provide referrals for services to abused children and non-offending family members to appropriate counseling and other services within the community;

6. To support the prosecution and conviction of those responsible for the abuse, when appropriate;

7. To coordinate and cooperate with other child-oriented agencies in the community in order to provide services to abused children and non-offending family members.

8. To involve the entire community in education and prevention programs regarding all aspects of child abuse.

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