The Path To Hope And Healing Starts Here.

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

You’re invited to our 2020 Evening for the Children’s Advocacy Center Virtual Event!

Our 2020 Evening for the Children’s Advocacy Center will be entirely virtual this year! All ticketed guests and sponsors will receive a private link to watch the event on Friday, August 21st at 6:30pm

We’re thankful to have Knight, Wahle, and Chalothorn Orthodontists back as our Presenting Sponsor! This is the 7th year their team has led this event and we’re more grateful than ever to have their support.

Event Highlights –

  • Food and drinks provided by Dupree Catering to be picked up at the CAC on Ashland Ave.!
  • Private musical performance from Kentucky-born cellist and composer Ben Sollee!
  • A conversation with Detective Andrea Munford, lead investigator in the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case.
  • Hosted by CAC Board Member and LEX 18’s Angie Beavin. Other special guest appearances!
  • You can host a watch party and have all food and drinks delivered to one home!

Remember – Home isn’t a safe place for everyone. Due to the restrictions and the effects COVID-19 has had on our daily lives, some children have been stuck in an abusive and unhealthy environment. You can support sexually abused children in our community by attending our virtual fundraiser event!

Individual tickets – $125                                                                 Group of 8 (Watch Party)  – $1,000

RSVP to the Event by contacting Townsend Miller at townsend@kykids.org or call 859-514-1566