2020 ANNUAL STATISTICS
The Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers provides statewide leadership in the fight against child abuse with it's member centers, Nebraska's seven fully accredited Child Advocacy Centers (CACs). The CACs are located in Gering, Grand Island, Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte and Omaha. Along with their 10 satellites, services are provided to all 93 counties in Nebraska.
In 2020 Nebraska's CACs Served 7,107 Unduplicated Children
Why Children Come to the CAC
1,075 MEDICAL EXAMS PROVIDED
Medical exams are provided by staff specially trained in child abuse pediatrics and trauma-informed care. Exams ensure the health of the child, provide diagnosis and any needed treatment, and offer important reassurance to children and their caregivers.
4,238 FORENSIC INTERVIEWS PERFORMED
A forensic interview provides children a safe place to disclose what happened to them or what they witnessed. Nationally trained experts interview children using developmentally appropriate techniques. Forensic interviews capture evidence for investigating agencies in a way that minimizes trauma and ensures accuracy.
10,685 CASES REVIEWED
A multidisciplinary team consisting of law enforcement, child protective services, medical professionals, prosecution, school personnel, CAC staff and other key partners meets regularly to review cases, discuss general issues and share information to ensure coordination and help connect families and children to needed services.
42,259 ADVOCACY CONTACTS MADE
Family advocates support children and families through the investigation and legal process. Advocates answer questions, provide resources for follow up medical care and counseling and offer guidance about what will happen next.
2,505 REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Specialized, evidenced-based, trauma-focused mental health services are offered to the child and family to assist them with the healing process.