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  • Child Abuse Assessment & Treatment

    • Forensic Interview

      The forensic interview is of vital importance in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse.

    • Medical Evaluations

      All Medical Evaluations are performed by trained medical professionals with pediatric experience and child abuse expertise.

    • Multidisciplinary Team

      Team agencies include law enforcement officers, juvenile officers, prosecutors, medical personnel, Children’s Division workers, therapists and Children’s Center staff.

    • Advocacy

      Our Child Advocates are key in helping the child victim and the non-offending caregivers through the entire investigation process.

  • Help us brighten the future of abused children

  • 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.