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Child Advocacy Center

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) of Grafton and Sullivan Counties at DHMC is a child-friendly place where trained forensic interviewers talk to suspected victims of child abuse.

It's a place where Child Protective Services social workers, police investigators, mental health professionals, victim advocates, prosecutors, and medical providers plan and coordinate services and interventions for children where there are concerns for abuse. It is a place where young victims of sexual abuse can talk about their abuse without further traumatization by the system.

This comprehensive approach, with followup services coordinated by the CAC, ensures that children receive the appropriate services in a child-friendly environment, one in which the child's needs come first!

The CAC provides services to children and families within the two counties, who may have been impacted by sexual abuse, physical abuse or where violence was witnessed. CACs receives referrals from either law enforcement or Child Protective Services.

All CAC appoinments must be scheduled by calling (603) 653-9012.

CAC locations

Grafton County

1 Court Street
Suite 390
Lebanon, NH

Mt. Eustis Commons
Cottage Street
Littleton, NH

Sullivan County

Moody Building
24 Opera House Square
2nd Floor
Claremont, NH

CAC services include:

  • Child-friendly forensic interviews
  • Case coordination
  • Referrals for followup services including mental health and medical evaluations
  • Case reviews and case tracking
  • Outreach and prevention
  • Professional education

For more information regarding outreach and prevention training for your community or organization, please call the CAC at (603) 653-9012. CAC staff can also arrange for Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention for your community group. For more information on this national campaign, visit the Darkness to Light website.

To find more out more about the CAC or to locate a CAC in your community, visit the Granite State Children’s Alliance website or the National Children's Alliance website.

All CAC services are free of charge. The CAC operates solely on grant funding and donations. Please consider making a donation today to:

The Child Advocacy Center of Grafton and Sullivan Counties at DHMC
Attn: Sharon Brown
One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH 03756

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