We are the first responders to reports of child abuse and neglect in the Denver metro area – our staff is on call 24 hours a day/365 days a year to provide crisis management for child victims and their families.
DCAC is child-focused and coordinates the multidisciplinary team (MDT) of first responders to reports of child abuse in the Denver metro area:
- Denver Police Department
- Denver District Attorney’s Office
- Denver Department of Human Services
- Denver Health
The multidisciplinary approach draws on all of the agencies’ collective wisdom and expertise to maximize outcomes for children and their families during the investigative process.
Forensic interviews are of vital importance in the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and other crimes against children. DCAC’s highly qualified forensic interviewers conduct neutral, fact-finding interviews in a welcoming child-friendly facility. The investigative team observes all interviews. Forensic Interviewers are on call 24/7.
Victim Advocates work with the family through the entirety of the case by providing immediate crisis counseling, ongoing support throughout the criminal investigation, and referrals to treatment and community resources.
Integrated Medical Care
Medical evaluations are available to all children who are seen at DCAC at no cost to the family. DCAC works with pediatricians who are specially trained to offer a wide range of medical expertise in child abuse and neglect cases.