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Children’s Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County, Inc.

Children’s Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County, Inc.
503 W. State Hwy. 243
Canton, Texas 75103

Phone: 903-567-1212
Fax: 903-567-0818
Email Us: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Last Updated: 11.30.2015

Executive Director

Dana Harader, Ph.D.

Mission Statement

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Van Zandt County, Inc. strives to reduce trauma to child victims of physical and sexual abuse through a unified effort that facilitates thorough investigations, effective prosecutions, and the healing of children and their families.

Operational Since: 2006
Annual CAC Budget: 100,000 - 149,999
Service Area: Multiple Counties: Van Zandt
Community Characteristics: Rural
CAC Model: Independent
Case Criteria: Sexual Abuse
Physical Abuse
Child Fatality
Child Witness
Child at Risk
Sexual and Physical Abuse
Ages of Children Served: 2 to 17
Average Number of Children Receiving First-time Core CAC Services Each Month: 15
Interagency Partners: Canton Police Department
East Texas Psychological and Neurobehavioral Services
Edgewood Police Department
Grand Saline Police Department
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Texas Department of Public Safety
Van ISD Police Department
Van Police Department
Van Zandt County District Attorney’s Office
Van Zandt County Juvenile Probation Department
Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Department
Wills Point Police Department
East Texas Crisis Center
Interagency Partners Housed Onsite? No
Core Program Components/Services: Cases Reviewed by MDT
Forensic Interviews
Off-Site Mental Health Services
Off-Site Sexual Assault Exams
Volunteer Program
Additional Services Provided: Assistance With Completion Of CVC Application
Community Education
Center Staff Positions and Time Staffed: Executive Director (fte)
Forensic Interviewer (fte)
Family Advocate (fte)
Volunteer Coordinator/Community Educator (fte)
Facility Information: Square footage: 2,000. Free standing brick residence with a 300 sq. ft. outbuilding. The center is located in a residential area with front and back access with ramp entry. Welcoming landscaping and warm receiving area, meeting room, observation room, office, interview room, kitchen and two bathrooms provide a warm atmosphere.
Funding Sources: CACTX Swalm Grant
Churches and Civic Organizations
Individual Donors
Juror’s Fees