- Children’s Center is a not-for-profit organization providing a safe, child friendly setting for the investigation of child abuse in Southwest Missouri.
The allegations that bring children to our center include sexual and/or physical abuse, living in a drug-endangered environment, neglect, exploitation through the Internet or child pornography, and/or witnessing a serious crime.
As a child advocacy center, we provide children two critical services – Forensic Interviews and Sexual Assault Forensic Exams by trained professionals. Behind the scenes at our center, a multidisciplinary team of law enforcement, Children’s Division, the juvenile office and medical professionals observe the interview, share information, discuss outcomes and determine a course of action that best serves the interest of the child.
We are proud of the work we do and invite you to get involved.