South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center

What We Do as a Child Advocacy Center

The South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center (SMCAC) offers forensic interviewing to children when there are allegations of abuse, neglect, or violence. Without the SMCAC, a child experiencing abuse has to tell his story over and over again: to the police, a doctor, a social worker, an investigator, and a counselor. This places an incredible amount of undue stress on a child who is already traumatized. The SMCAC gives children a place where they can come and tell their story a single time.

Following the interview process, the SMCAC brings together many services and resources under one roof in order to protect the child and effectively prosecute the abuser.

As a result, fewer children fall through the cracks of the judicial system, and more criminals are prosecuted.

South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center
2315 17th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501

South Mississippi Child Advocacy Center
706 Watts Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39567

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Office: 228.868.8686
Fax: 228.868.8670

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