Saturday, June 15 2024

Child Advocacy Center

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is staffed by a Director and two caseworkers, and provides a child friendly atmosphere for the victim being introduced to the criminal justice process. The director is responsible for coordinating the Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) process. All juvenile victims of first or second degree child sexual assault or physical abuse that occur in Burlington County are interviewed at this facility.

The MDT approach was established to place the child victim’s interests as paramount from the inception of the investigation to ensure that the victim receives supportive care during the course of the prosecution process. Additionally, the staff of the Child Advocacy Center offers these services to victims and their family regardless of whether the defendant is prosecuted criminally.