Valley Children‘s Advocacy Center’s Pledge

  • Our promise is to coordinate a timely, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary response to child abuse allegations in a safe, agency-neutral, child-focused setting and ensure the availability of a forensically sound interview.
  • To facilitate investigations and medical treatment referrals in child abuse cases and assists with any consequent legal proceedings in order to protect and support the children and their families.
  • To assist in coordinating education about the problem of child abuse and its prevention and offer educational opportunities promoting the recognition of child abuse by the citizenry at large and by private and public agencies and institutions.
  • To advocate for more comprehensive services for the children and youth of our community.
  • To foster cooperation among the citizens and philanthropic, benevolent, and human service agencies of our community to better serve children and youth.
  • To provide a venue for cooperative program planning and for developing written contractual agreements between agencies directly involved in the provision of child protective services for children.
  • To monitor operation of the system serving families and children in crisis.
  • To operate and administer the Valley Children’s Advocacy Center facility.
  • To respond immediately to any problems, especially between agencies, that occurs in the system.
  • To facilitate training of professionals to enhance investigations, assessment, and prosecution of child abuse cases.