Concerned about a child? Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline. 800-392-3738


Welcome to Child Advocacy Center

Since 1995, the Child Advocacy Center has been helping abused children begin their journey toward justice, healing and an end to their abuse.

Our role in the community effort to protect area children is to provide a safe place for abused children to tell their story, and to bring partner agencies together to facilitate a coordinated investigation and a comprehensive response to each child abuse case.

Services provided in 2019

Children SeenChildren Seen
Forensic InterviewsForensic Interviews
Sexual Assault Forensic ExamsSexual Assault Forensic Exams
Child at Risk ExamsChild at Risk Exams

Please note: The total number of offenses exceeds the 1,753 children served, as some children have
reported multiple forms of abuse.

We are the largest child advocacy center in Missouri. Our main center in Springfield and our satellite center in West Plains allow us to provide services for children in 16 counties in Southwest and South Central Missouri.

See Something, Say Something

Our centers serve nearly 1800 children a year. The majority of the cases we see involve sexual abuse, and the majority of victims are under the age of 6.

Too afraid, and sometimes too young, to speak up for themselves, they need help from others.

Child Abuse
1 in 10 children suffer from some form of abuse or neglect.

Child Abuse hotline
If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, contact the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 800-392-3738

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