Advocacy

Family Advocacy at the CPC

The process of recovery begins when a child discloses abuse. The road to recovery is often difficult and can seem overwhelming for the child’s loved ones and the CPC’s Family Advocate is available to help your child and your family.

Advocacy involves an endless list of resources and services that can fit the family’s individual needs and make recovery less difficult. While the child is being interviewed by our forensic interviewer, the Family Advocate sits down with the family in a private setting and discusses individual needs and helps the family create a plan of action. After the visit to the CPC, the Family Advocate follows up with the family to inquire about any progress, concerns, questions or other needs. The CPC is always available, so please feel free to call us and we will be happy to assist you.

The Family Advocate maintains a relationship with the family and the child while providing assistance throughout the investigation and court preparation.  Here is a list of services we can help you access:

  • Legal Aid (free or reduced)
  • Shelter
  • Food pantries
  • Clothing
  • Victim reparations
  • Career assistance
  • Counseling (individual and family)
  • Mediation
  • Latino services
    • Protection Visas (via referral for immigrant victim of crimes)
    • Information on abuse and Family Violence
    • Group Therapy/Support Group