We work to improve the lives of children traumatized by sexual and physical abuse, neglect and violence, as well as those who are at risk, with prevention, education, and direct services.
Our mission is to Prevent Abuse, Strengthen Families and Restore Childhood.
We accomplish our mission with integrated, research-based programming, a dedicated professional staff and volunteer board, the support of countless community partners, and individuals like you who understand the importance of our work.
The Denver Children’s Advocacy Center (DCAC) coordinates the multidisciplinary team (MDT) of first responders to reports of child abuse in the Denver metro area. MDT members include:
- Denver Police Department
- Denver District Attorney’s Office
- Denver Department of Human Services
- Denver Health
Continuum of Care Services
DCAC’s programs fall along a continuum of care that includes prevention, early childhood intervention, crisis response, forensic interviews, mental health treatment, and family support services. Children and families access the services they need at any point in the continuum – we serve children in their homes, their schools and early learning centers and at our child-friendly campus on Federal Boulevard.
Understanding the many challenges our families face, for example: lack of transportation, distance, time, DCAC decided to offer services at various satillite offices in 2015. These offices include:
- Adam County Head Start
- Clayton Learning Center
- Southwest Denver
- Florence Crittenton