Overview

The Harford County Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a multi-disciplinary, child-friendly place which has been operational since August of 1993. We are committed to “best practices” in the investigation and intervention of crimes against children. The CAC attained full membership (accreditation eligible) with the National Children’s Alliance in 1998 and was re-accredited in the spring of 2005. Our team consists of a Coordinator, Forensic Interviewers, Family Advocates, Therapists, a Pediatrician, County, State and Federal Law Enforcement, as well as Assistant State’s Attorneys. The CAC handles all aspects of sexual child abuse, child sexual assaults, sex offender registry violations, child pornography, and serious physical abuse cases within Harford County, Maryland - which includes the incorporated municipalities of Bel Air, Havre De Grace, and Aberdeen. We have an Inter-Agency Agreement, which gives us our authority, signed by the CAC Executive Board members, the State’s Attorney, Harford County Sheriff, Superintendent of the State Police, Director of Social Services, and the Chiefs of Police from Bel Air, Aberdeen, and Havre De Grace. The original agreement was made by the above agencies on October 6, 1993. This approach allows us to decrease the overall impact of abuse by reducing further victimization to the children of our community.

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