Child Advocacy Center
A child advocacy center is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, child advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.
What’s Our Reach?
While the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Walworth Country Child Advocacy Center has been serving Walworth County families since 2009, they were able to move into the new Tree House in April of 2013 so that children could receive the best care available.
Almost 4,900 abused Walworth County children have been served since Children’s Hospital began offering professional services in 2009. That’s the equivalent to 70% of the population of Lake Geneva.
Abuse of children in Walworth County in 2014 (January to August) looks like this:
45% of boys
55% of girls
29% of the children were below the age of 6
35% of the children were between 7 and 12
36% of the children were between 13 and 18
35% of the children were sexually abused
26% of the children were physically abused
31% of the children were victims of neglect
The number of children reported to the professionals provided to Walworth County by Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin was 787.
How We Help?
The services available for our children continue to expand at the Tree House, as Children’s Hospital have added Therapy and Medical components.
There are more than 40 families receiving therapy and more than 70 children have been examined by Forensic Pediatricians.
How You Can Help
The Walworth County Advocacy Center is funded solely by contributions from generous friends, foundations, grants, civic groups and special events. We are 501(c) (3) non-profit entity and do not receive any federal, state or local tax dollars. We need you to partner with us to carry out the mission of helping children and families.