On May 2015, we moved into our new location at
129 Elm Street in Bennington, VT.
Our new “Forever Home” at 129 Elm Street in Bennington VT, was officially opened at a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on July 24th, 2015. We were so happy to welcome Governor Shumlin here to assist us in this ceremony.
As our programming we provide our community grew, our space in the Cone Building was becoming more difficult for us to work with, leading to many of our programs having to be held off site.
With our new space we are able to provide all of our services, all while maintaining our clients privacy. We have 3 entrances into the center, which allows us to ultimately provide 3 separate services at once. We have separate entrances leading to the Family Room, Conference Room, and Group space. We are able to have a family here for an interview, a support group, and a training or meeting all at once, all while maintaining client privacy.
We are currently working towards being completely handicap accessible. Our bathroom was completed with the original construction, and we have recently had a handicap ramp donated to us.
If you have not had a chance to stop by, give us a call and we can schedule a tour! Call us at (802)442-5107.
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The BCCAC/SIU is a non-profit community organization dedicated to a coordinated team approach by professionals pursuing the truth in sexual abuse/sexual assault investigations. By bringing together professionals from law enforcement, the States Attorney's Office, DCF, victim advocacy and the medical and mental health communities, our program provides a safe, child-friendly location for interviewing alleged victims of sexual abuse/sexual assault.
We have created a child-friendly space which is used to interview children who are victims of egregious physical abuse or sexual abuse as well as adults who may be sensitive witnesses or victims of sexual assault. This area is equipped with a DVD recording system. Making use of the BCCAC/SIU may potentially limit the times a sensitive child or adult witness may be interviewed.This also can limit the number of people present at the interview since the interview may be observed in-progress by other interested parties via a monitor in another area of the BCCAC/SIU.
The CAC staff guides the victim and their family on the journey from disclosure through disposition of the case. Referrals are made for various services and we ensure those services are in place. Often, the staff at the CAC is the only link between all the agencies involved these cases.