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Leading the effort against child sexual abuse.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County has led the local effort to recognize, report and reduce child sexual abuse since 1993. Along the way, we’ve helped thousands of children and families achieve healing and justice with services being provided at no cost.

Mandated reporters are an essential part of the child protection system. Learn more here.

Help & Guidance

It’s not easy to talk about sex abuse with children. But it’s necessary. Learn more.

Enjoy reading along with CAC staff and Kent County Sherriff’s Office deputies here.

Hearing the Story.
We bring together under one roof all the resources a sexually abused child might need, so they don’t have to repeat their story to multiple people in multiple places. Learn more.
Healing the Pain.
The Center offers a variety of support services to help children and their caregivers in their journey to recovery. Learn more.
Halting the Cycle.
We teach K-4 students age-appropriate tools to protect themselves from sexual abuse, and empower them to report current or past abuse. Learn more.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Kent County is located on the ancestral homelands of the Peoria and Odawa tribes. Throughout time, members of The Council of the Three Fires (Ojibwe, Potawatomi, and Odawa) have also resided here.  As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging we wish to honor and preserve the history of these people. We make this land acknowledgment with an understanding that it is one of many steps needed to stand in solidarity with Native nations.

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5% of children under the age of 18 are solicited sexually online.
1,000+ suspected child sexual abuse cases are reported in Kent County each year.
75% of childhood sexual abuse is thought to go unreported.
1 in 7 girls and 1 in 25 boys are sexually abused.