The nonprofit Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC) was established in 1995 by its partners. United by a vision of ensuring access to streamlined, expert care for all child victims and their families, the program began providing multidisciplinary team investigations and forensic interviews at the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.
From the start, the CAC sought to create a child-friendly Center where all services could be provided in one location. In 2006, the CAC moved to the Family Justice Center of Boston co-locating with the Boston Police Department’s Family Justice Division and other partners. In this new space, the CAC expanded its programming to include on-site medical and mental health services.
Since 2006, the CAC has continued to improve and expand its services with the creation of the Support to End Exploitation Now (SEEN) program for high risk and exploited youth and the addition of evidence-based trauma interventions including the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) and Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT).
Over more than 20 years, the CAC and its multidisciplinary team have served thousands of children and families. Looking ahead, we are committed to continuous improvement and expanding services to ensure access for all to expert and compassionate care.