"As a child advocate, I have the opportunity to be a reliable, caring, consistent, non-judgemental force in a child's life and have had the unexpected joy of hearing 'you're the only adult I like to see' at the end of a visit."
Catherine - Volunteer since 2010
Child Advocates of SW Connecticut (CAC) provides trained and supervised volunteer advocates as one-on-one support for local abused or neglected children and youth.
Our Model and How it Works:
CAC recruits, trains and supervises volunteer advocates who provide no cost advocacy in the community and the courtroom for victims of abuse or neglect and vulnerable children and youth. CAC’s trained volunteer advocates are supervised by CAC staff to advocate for the best interests and well-being of the child - this includes, but is not limited to: performing an independent investigation of the facts, collaborating with service providers, and working to ensure that a child’s needs are met. Most importantly, CAC volunteer advocates often establish a caring, trusting and stable relationship with a traumatized child.