The Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso is a nationally accredited children's advocacy center. We are the first stop for children in El Paso County who are suspected victims of sexual and serious physical abuse and for children who have witnessed a violent crime. The Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso is a child-friendly, specially equipped facility where children go for interviews, counseling and intervention during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. All services are provided at no charge.
What is the Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso?
- A private, non-profit organization that advocates for child victims of severe physically and/or sexually abuse.
- A child-oriented facility
- An innovative approach in which investigating agencies collaborate to put the child's best interest first.
Who does The Advocacy Center assist??
We assist children victimized by severe physical and/or sexual abuse. Our Victims' Assistance Program provides the following services :
Follow up services
Information referrals (in person)
Assistance in filing claims
Transportation, care packages, letters, translations, meals, court preparation
Our Victim's Assistance Program which includes all services listed above to also include: coordinating professional agency investigations, providing a child friendly environment, and forensic interviews.
Why do we need an Advocacy Center?
Many El Paso children fall victim to physical and sexual abuse each year. Last year over 4,300 cases of abuse and/or neglect were referred for investigation to Child Protective Services and law enforcement.
Prior to the establishment of the Advocacy Center, child victims were sent to many places to tell their stories to various people and then wait for needed services. Besides the abuse they have suffered, children may be traumatized by the investigation. The Advocacy Center is here to help child victims of abuse.
Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso 1100 E. Cliff, Bldg. D El Paso, TX 79902 (915)545-5400