Walworth County Child Advocacy Center
Walworth County Child Advocacy Center provides assessments to children who may have been harmed or hurt. The goal of the center is to protect children from abuse and provide resources to help them heal.
W4063 Hwy. NN
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1005
Fax: (262) 743-2220
In addition to providing case reviews, expert court testimony and professional consultations, the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center provides the following services:
- Child abuse assessment: The assessment process includes a complete medical examination and an interview with a social worker trained to work with traumatized kids. 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 psychological counselors, family counselors, medical care and psychiatric and developmental rehabilitation specialists in their home communities who can aid in their recoveries.
- Case tracking and data collection: The center tracks outcomes on all cases for evaluation and services. Information tracked includes types of maltreatment, relationship of alleged offender to 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 Walworth County, and facilitates the sharing of research in investigative techniques. The center leads the multidisciplinary team process.
The Walworth County Child Advocacy Center is a collaboration between Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and the following community partners:
Association for the Prevention of Family Violence
Aurora Lakeland Medical Center
Bloomfield Police Department
Darien Police Department
City of Delavan Police Department
Town of Delavan Police Department
Town of East Troy Police Department
Village of East Troy Police Department
Elkhorn Police Department
Fontana Police Department
Geneva Police Department
Genoa City Police Department
Lake Geneva Police Department
Linn Police Department
Mercy Health System
Mukwonago Police Department
Sharon Police Department
Village of Walworth Police Department
Walworth County Alliance for Children
Walworth County Corporation Counsel
Walworth County Department of Health & Human Services
Walworth County District Attorney's Office
Walworth County Sheriff's Department
Walworth County school districts
Williams Bay Police Department
Wisconsin Department of Probation and Parole