Children who are victims of crime have a variety of needs requiring special attention. To meet those needs, the Centers provide a homelike and child-friendly setting.
Interview rooms in the Centers provide a warm environment where children can feel as comfortable and safe as possible while being interviewed about reports of child abuse, particularly sexual abuse, and as witnesses to crimes.
In this comfortable atmosphere, children and families interact with specially-trained professionals who address their physical, mental and emotional needs.
Children's Centers are geographically dispersed to meet needs of children statewide:
Centers provide comfortable settings for children of all ages. See examples:
Specially trained professionals conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews, and interviews are videotaped, in lieu of written statements.