Founded in 1989, the Center for Child Protection, a nationally accredited Children’s Advocacy Center, is the first stop for
children entering the justice system because of suspected sexual abuse, for serious physical abuse, and for children who
have witnessed a violent crime. The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility in Travis County where children
and their protective family or caregiver go for evidence gathering, forensic medical exams, counseling and intervention
during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases. Referrals are made exclusively through law enforcement
and Child Protective Services, and all services are provided at no charge and with no waiting list. The Center’s mission
is to reduce the trauma for children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.