Racine County Child Advocacy Center, Racine
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Racine County Child Advocacy Center provides assessments to children who may have been harmed. The goal of the center is to protect children from abuse and provide resources to help them heal.
2405 Northwestern Ave., Suite 205
Racine, WI 53404
Phone: (262) 898-7970
In addition to providing case reviews, expert court testimony and professional consultations, the Racine County Child Advocacy Center provides the following services:
- Child abuse assessment: The assessment process includes a complete medical examination and an interview by a social worker who is specially trained to work with traumatized children. All work is carefully documented on videotape or DVD to meet judicial standards.
- Referral: Following assessment, suspected victims of abuse will be referred by center staff members to counselors, health professionals and psychiatric and developmental rehabilitation specialists in their communities who can help them recover.
- Case tracking and data collection: The center tracks outcomes on all cases for evaluation and services. Information tracked includes types of maltreatment, relationship of the alleged offender to the child, child protection outcomes and exposure to domestic violence.
- Professional and community education: The center provides ongoing training to law enforcement officers, social workers, physicians, nurses and other professionals in Racine County, and facilitates the sharing of research in investigative techniques.
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The Racine County Child Advocacy Center is a collaboration between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the following community partners:
Racine County District Attorney's Office
City of Racine Police Department
Mount Pleasant Police Department
Caledonia Police Department
Sturtevant Police Department
City of Burlington Police Department
Racine County Sheriff's Department
Racine County Medical Examiner
Racine County Probation and Parole
Racine County Human Services Department
Lutheran Social Services-Sexual Assault Services
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-All Saints
The services provided by Racine County Child Advocacy Center is supported in part by the: