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.  Each year, over 1,000 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

At the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass, trained advocates are available to provide crisis counseling, resource referrals, and supportive listening to non-offending caregiver(s).

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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Our Core Values

At the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass we base our work on one guiding principle: Children and families come first, always.


We pursue this commitment to the children and families we serve, our partners, staff and community through three core values:


We are:


  • We deliver trauma-informed care so that children leave our Center feeling supported by our services and hopeful about the future.
  • We value diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to create a space that is welcoming to all people.
  • We approach our interactions with sensitivity and care.



  • We foster the pursuit of safety, healing, and justice for children and their families.
  • We implement best practices in our field, pursuing new modalities and professional development to ensure we provide the highest quality services.
  • We are trusted stewards of our resources, operating in a way that is transparent and responsible.



  • We work jointly with families to identify and meet their unique needs.
  • We use a multidisciplinary approach, working in partnership with those involved in the treatment and investigation of child sexual abuse cases.
  • We respect one another’s disciplinary expertise and operate cohesively to create a system that prioritizes children and families.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass is funded in part from Federal, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, and other state and local funds.