The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Lawrence County is a multi-purpose, kid- and family-friendly, private nonprofit agency.
Contact us at 724-658-4688.
The CAC's main goal is to stop child abuse through:
We offer programs throughout Lawrence County. The Nurse Family Partnership is also available in Sharon.
By the age of 18, one in 10 children will suffer physical or sexual abuse. Nationwide, neglect is the most common form of abuse.
Of the child abuse cases in 2019 in the U.S.:
Yet the statistics show a more complex problem where children experience more than one form of abuse. In 2018, more than 15% of kids suffered two or more forms of abuse.
Of confirmed cases for Lawrence County in 2020:
2010 W. State St.
New Castle, PA 16105
For more than 30 years, the CAC has been a leader in preventing and addressing child abuse.
Started in 1989, the CAC emerged out of the efforts of Partners in Prevention. This concerned local group came together in 1986 to seek models of child abuse intervention and agreed on the CAC model.
The CAC model:
In 1996, the CAC affiliated with Jameson Memorial Hospital. This relationship continued when the hospital affiliated with UPMC in 2016.
During this time, the CAC added several prevention programs including:
The CAC is: