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The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass (CACBG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the trauma experienced by child victims of sexual abuse. The organization provides a coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child sexual abuse cases across these 17 Central Kentucky counties; Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Fayette, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott and Woodford counties.  Each year, nearly 600 children come to the Center for forensic interviews, medical examinations, counseling and support. All services are provided in a nurturing, friendly and safe environment at no cost to a child’s family. The Children’s Advocacy Center also offers education and training to improve community response to child sexual abuse.

Family Advocacy

Because sexual abuse is often committed by someone known and trusted, children and parents can feel isolated by extended family or other community members.

Medical Examinations

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass operates a child-friendly, on-site medical clinic to evaluate those children who have reported inappropriate physical contact.

Forensic Interviews

Interviewers at the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass are specially trained to talk to and interact with children while assessing their developmental capabilities.

Counseling Services

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass offers short-term counseling services for sexually abused children. Children are seen at no cost for up to twelve sessions.

Our Mission

The Center’s mission is to reduce the trauma experienced by sexually abused children by providing services to them in a nurturing, friendly and safe environment. Additionally, the Center strives to improve the procedures by which child sexual abuse cases are handled in our 17-county Bluegrass Region. Our goal is to foster the healing and recovery process for victims of child sexual abuse.

 

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass coordinates all agencies involved in the investigation of child sexual abuse, and provides education to professionals and the public about abuse. All services are provided at no cost to children and their non-offending families. The CACBG provides a child-friendly setting where a skilled team of professionals come together to investigate the allegations in an unbiased, supportive location, provide therapeutic support and offer victim assistance services.

Children's Advocacy Center Lexington KY
2017 Children's Advocacy Center - Cocktails to Cupcakes

An Evening for the Children’s Advocacy

When: Friday, August 25th 6:00 – 1:00PM
Where: The Carrick House, 312 N. Limestone Lexington, KY 40508

Come celebrate the 20th Annual Evening for the Children’s Advocacy Center birthday-style! We’ll be celebrating with a fun “Cocktails to Cupcakes” theme! Confetti cocktails will be served. The Band Superfecta will be rocking out. Cambo the Clown will be providing fun entertainment. And for dessert, Gigi’s cupcakes!

 

We’ll have a surprise emcee this year, and Murray McCandless returns as the auctioneer. You’ll have the chance to purchase a Tempurpedic bed through the silent auction. Also, you’ll have access to a Big Ass Light Bar from Big Ass Solutions. These aren’t even on sale yet! A fun live auction will be highlighted by a package from Country Boy Brewing. You and a group will be able to travel by bus to tour their brand new Georgetown Taproom. Beer and food will be provided by the guys from Country Boy.

 

This annual event supports the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center. This year, we expect to serve over 800 child victims of abuse in our center. The actual number of children abuse in our 17 county service area is much higher. With your support, we can raise funds to effectively address the issue of child sex abuse in Central Kentucky.

 

Individual tickets are available for purchase for $100.00 each or full tables of 8 for $800.00. To purchase tickets, please call the center at (859) 225-5437.  Download the “Cocktails to Cupcakes” flyer by clicking here.