Bennington County 
Child Advocacy Center & Special Investigations Unit 

Bennington County Association Against Child Abuse 

Victims of crime experience trauma. Non-offending family members of victims experience trauma as they help and support the victim. The CAC model is a way to reduce the amount of trauma victims and their support system encounter after the crime has been committed.  
In 1985 a mechanism for coordinating these services was established with the first CAC in Huntsville Alabama.  From that first center, a national movement was created.  A simple, yet powerful concept was modeled, where community agencies and professionals coordinate the intervention system.  Every CAC is unique and reflects the needs of the community that it serves.  

 

Robin's Story
Before there were CACs, Robin would have had to tell her story to many many people. Today, Robin can come to the CAC and tell here story once.