Many people are hurting because of an act of violence committed against them. Anyone – men, women, and children may be affected by violence. Our children are subjected to neglect, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. Research shows as many as 1 in 4 girls will be victims of sexual abuse by the time they are 18-years-old. For boys, the number is 1 in 6. Often the abuse is a “family secret” passed from one generation to another.
There is hope and restoration at Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children. ACCVC began in 1976 as the Waco Rape Crisis Center. It has grown into an umbrella agency with three programs, the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC),
The Victims Center, and Prevention and Education – offering many services to the hurting in our community.
The Victims Center responds immediately to survivors of violence. While seventy percent of those served by the program are affected by sexual assault, the agency works with victims of all crimes. The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) provides a helping hand to hurting children by minimizing their amount of time involved in the investigation and judicial process. The CAC provides the following: forensic interviews, multidisciplinary weekly case tracking, forensic medical examinations, case management and counseling.
The Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children
3312 Hillcrest Dr
Waco, TX 76701
Crisis Hotline Toll Free: (888) 867-7233
Office Number: (254) 752-9330