Welcome to the Child Advocacy Center

Welcome to the Child Advocacy Center, a place where young victims of abuse come to safely and comfortably share their difficult stories. The children we serve have endured much in their young lives: physical and sexual abuse; online exploitation; child pornography; neglect; and more (things no child should ever experience.)

Inside our doors, children are greeted by delightful murals, a toy-filled family room and professionals trained to address the unique needs of children who have been hurt.

We provide these children two main services – Forensic Interviews and Sexual Assault Forensic Exams. The evidence and information we gather is then shared with a “team” of law enforcement officials, Children’s Division investigators, juvenile officers and more. Together, this team analyzes the information, discusses outcomes and decides on a safety plan that champions the best interests of each child.

Our Shared Story

  • “It makes kids sad when someone hurts then. It's good you have toys here (at the CAC). Toys make sad kids feel better. ”
    Hannah, 4 years old
  • “I am glad my drawing can show people how a kid feels when he has been hurt. Maybe people will stop hurting kids if they know how sad it makes them feel.”
    Kyler, 5 years old

Upcoming Events & Tickets

Child Advocacy Center
1033 E. Walnut
Springfield, MO 65806
Phone: 417-831-2327
Fax: 417-831-5122

Child Advocacy Center South Central
411 Garfield St.
West Plains, MO 65775
Phone: 417-256-4445
Fax: 417-256-4464