Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center Jonesboro, Arkansas
Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center
The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center (NEACAC) is committed to offering victims of child abuse and neglect, and their families, safety from trauma, while providing advocacy and empowerment to prevent future victimization. NEACAC provides a child-friendly environment for coordinating the efforts of the police, prosecutors and treatment specialists with the goals of renewal, prevention and education.
Located in Jonesboro, AR, we opened in 2009. We provide a child-friendly, safe and secure environment for children to tell their story of sexual or physical abuse a single time to a single individual. The goal is to lessen the trauma for the child by eliminating multiple testimony episodes with multiple strangers. Under no circumstances is an alleged perpetrator ever allowed into the Center! We are available to serve all Northeast Arkansas child abuse victims under the age of 18. After a report has been made to the Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-482-5964), we provide an interview room and a trained interviewer who simply allows the child victim to tell his or her story of abuse. In addition, we also provide information on mental health providers and set up medical examinations for abuse victims.