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CAC Georgia is Always here to Serve

The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Georgia, Inc. is Georgia’s statewide membership association of 46 local children’s advocacy centers.  CACGA was formed in 1992, incorporated in 1994, and as an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance, is one of the leading state children’s advocacy networks in the United States.

Our mission is to provide direct services to local CACs and Georgia communities in order to promote, assist, and support the development, growth, and continuation of children’s advocacy centers in the state of Georgia.  Our primary role is providing a variety of critical direct services to its CACs in Georgia in the form of training, mentoring, consulting, compiling information for statistical and research purposes, and helping prepare local CAC professionals to be able to function appropriately, professionally and successfully in the legal criminal and civil justice systems.

For more than 20 years, CACGA has been providing training, technical assistance and support to CACs in Georgia as well as outreach and assistance to communities working to establish a Children’s Advocacy Center in their area. CACGA continues to respond to the needs of existing CACs and seeks strategies to develop new Centers.

The payoff is extraordinary:  In local communities throughout Georgia, dedicated professionals are effectively responding to child abuse issues as teams, while being supported by committed and visionary boards of directors, volunteers, funders, and private and governmental partners.

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Focusing On Our CACs

Amy Economopoulos of the Anna Crawford Children's Center in Woodstock

Five Questions for Amy Economopolous

Amy Economopolous is the Executive Director of the Anna Crawford Children’s Center in Woodstock, Georgia.  She has been the executive director since 2000.

CACGA:  What is the Anna Crawford Children’s Center and what is its mission?

Amy:  The Anna Crawford Children’s Center has transformed our community’s response to child abuse, giving families hope in their darkest moments.  The Anna Crawford Children’s Center, located in Woodstock, Georgia, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect; and protecting and serving children and families.  Since opening the doors in 1990, our staff has worked together to serve over five thousand families in Cherokee County, allowing them to live safer, healthier, fuller and more rewarding lives.  Services are provided in English, Spanish and Portuguese, at no charge to the children and families.

Programs based out of the Anna Crawford Children’s Center include the following:

Child Advocacy Center (CAC) – The CAC program provides a coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigation, intervention and treatment aimed at minimizing trauma and anxiety for child victims and their non-offending caregivers.  Services include forensic interviews, individual and group therapy and support sessions for child victims and their non-offending caregivers, victim and family advocacy services, multidisciplinary team case review meetings, and expert testimony. [Read More...]