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Who We Are

The Chapter was established in the early 2000’s to help coordinate the child advocacy centers in providing the highest service possible. The goad of the centers are to help individuals and agencies involved in the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child maltreatment cases and provide support for the child victim and their non-offending family members. 

The heart of the Children’s Advocacy Center is a multidisciplinary team made up of six core disciplines: social services, law enforcement, medical, prosecution, advocacy and mental health, who strive together to make the process as comfortable and helpful as possible for the child.

Our vision: We envision a time where every child have the availability to tell their story in a safe environment with skilled forensic interviewer and perpetrators are held accountable for their actions.

Our mission: Promoting a comprehensive and multidisciplinary response to allegations of significant child abuse, utilizing a child friendly approach, across Wyoming.

What are child advocacy centers? Children’s advocacy centers are modeled on the simple but powerful concept of coordination between community agencies and professionals involved in the intervention system.Child advocacy centers are child-focused, child-friendly programs that coordinate services to investigate, prosecute, and treat serious cases of physical and sexual child abuse. The centers bring together a multidisciplinary team in their community that includes social workers, law enforcement officers, doctors, prosecutors, mental health professionals and victim advocates. The team work together, sharing information and developing coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each child and case.

Why is having a coordinated approach to child abuse important? When responding to child abuse cases, agency personnel from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical, victim advocacy and mental health services will all try to fulfill their role in the investigation and intervention process. Sometimes, their efforts will result in multiple interviews of the victim – and in re-traumatizing the victim they are seeking to assist. Until the creation of child advocacy centers, there was no mechanism for coordinating these services. Now, instead of the child victim navigating a difficult and confusing system of multiple, repetitive interviews, the system could be brought to the child.


  • National Children’s Alliance: Child Advocacy Centers of Wyoming is a chapter of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). NCA is the national association and accrediting body for children’s advocacy centers around the country, dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first. NCA provides accreditation, training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a national level to the over 700 local children’s and child advocacy centers. Visit for more information.

  • Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center: The Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center strengthens existing children’s advocacy centers and helps communities develop centers through training and technical assistance. This nonprofit provides assistance in 13 Western states with close association with the National Children’s Alliance. Visit for more information on training opportunities and technical assistance.

All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves.

Wyoming state law mandates that any person who suspects child/vulnerable adult abuse, neglect or exploitation is required to report.

Help us spread the word about the importance of reporting abuse or neglect and remind all citizens that reporting is the first step towards protecting a child or vulnerable adult who might be in danger.

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