The CAC houses 6 detectives who are assigned only cases involving suspected child sexual abuse. Our detectives respond to reports and investigate allegations of sexual abuse. The CAC works closely with our in-house detectives to help families participate fully in the investigative process.
Children’s Protective Services (CPS)
CPS investigates harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare that is perpetrated by a parent, legal guardian, or other person responsible for the child’s health or welfare that occurs through non-accidental physical or mental injury, sexual abuse or exploitation, maltreatment, negligent treatment or failure to protect.
Being housed at the CAC allows our CPS workers a better opportunity to investigate any complaints, alongside law enforcement, that involve sexual abuse, exploitation, and/or failure to protect. Being able to be a part of this multidisciplinary team means there is less time spent coordinating (phone calls, fax, email, etc.) with law enforcement and more time actually investigating complaints.
Grand Rapids Police Department
Kent Country Sheriff’s Department