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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.

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Childrens Advocacy Center Annual Event Silver Soiree

An Evening For The Children’s Advocacy

The 2019 annual Evening for the Children’s Advocacy Center is scheduled for Friday, August 23rd. This year marks the 25th Anniversary since the opening of our doors. We will celebrate the anniversary appropriately with a “Silver Soiree”.

 

We’ve recruited Melody Rodgers, of Refined Social Events to help put on this incredible event. We’ll have great food and of course- great auction items. The event will highlight all of the work the Children’s Advocacy Center and its partners have accomplished in the last 25 years!

 

This annual event supports the mission of the Children’s Advocacy Center. This year, we expect to serve over 1,000 child victims of abuse in our center. The actual number of children abused 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 $125.00 each or full tables of 8 for $1,000.00. To purchase tickets, please email Townsend Miller at townsend@kykids.org, or call the center at (859) 514-1566.