Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) are child-focused centers that coordinate the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse, while helping abused children heal.
CACs have professionals specially trained to interview a child or provide a medical exam for the child.
South Dakota has three nationally accredited CACs:
- Children’s Home Child Advocacy Center in Rapid City,
- Child’s Voice in Sioux Falls, and
- Avera St. Mary’s Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center in Pierre
Oglala Lakota Children’s Justice Center in Pine Ridge also serves as a CAC.