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Welcome to the Athens County Child Advocacy Center



The Athens County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) provides services for child sexual abuse survivors and their families in a child-friendly environment.  The CAC serves as a centralized location for interviewing and examining children who are survivors of sexual abuse.  The children are interviewed by specially-trained forensic interviewers, and cases are managed by a multi-disciplinary team comprised of Athens County Children Services, Athens County prosecutors, law enforcement officers, mental health counselors, victim advocates, and medical professionals.


Goals of the CAC

  •  Reduce trauma and expedite recovery for children impacted by sexual assault
  • Increase child safety by conducting forensic interviews and medical exams in one location
  • Increase success of prosecution of those who sexually abuse children
  • Support the victim and non-offending family members by offering comprehensive services, such as long-term case management services
  • Increase the effectiveness of services to child abuse survivors
  • Prevent further child abuse through community education
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Partner Organizations



  • O’Nail/Hartman
  • Dan Inman Electric
  • Secure Title
  • ABIA (Athens Building Industries Association)
  • Vision Source: Drs. Quinn, Foster and Associates
  • University Medical Associates
  • Gerig & Gerig Attorneys At Law
  • Cheryl’s Trainings

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