Orange County Children's Advocacy Center

Assessment, Advocacy and Treatment

The Children's Advocacy Center is a place where professionals — such as police officers, the Florida Department of Children and Families, school officials, nurses and doctors — jointly investigate and protect victims of our community’s more serious child abuse cases. Children are able to tell their stories in a family-friendly location with the chance they deserve to heal from abuse.

The program's main goals are to prevent the re-victimization of children, ensure abused children get mental health counseling to heal, and effectively prosecute perpetrators of child abuse. The Child Advocacy Center has served cases involving:

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Child deaths
  • Shaken babies
  • Burns
  • Broken bones

Personal Child Advocates

To ensure each child is helped according to his or her specific needs, a personal child advocate is provided to guide families through the entire process. From the beginning of the abuse investigation to prosecution of the offender, the child advocate helps:

  • Alleviate the crisis faced by the child and the child's family
  • Link the family with specialized counseling services
  • Provide a feeling of safety for the child

When Abuse Occurs

To report suspected child abuse, call 800.96.ABUSE or your local law enforcement. 

Contact Us

The Children's Advocacy Center
601 W. Michigan Street
Orlando, FL 32805
407.317.7430
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