Battling Abuse, Restoring Lives

Child Protect and our partners are the front-line responders in Mercer County to reports of child sexual abuse and children who have experienced violence. Since opening our doors in 2001, we have served more than 5,000 children.

Child Protect coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians under one roof. Our staff:

  • facilitates our partners’ collaborative response
  • arranges families’ visits to the center, including provision of support services, such as transportation
  • conducts forensic interviews
  • provides family advocacy and crisis intervention services
  • provides mental health therapy
  • ensures appropriate medical treatment

All of our services are aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin the healing process. Child Protect services are free of charge to every client.

What Is a Child Advocacy Center?

A Child Advocacy Center is a facility-base program that coordinates the multidisciplinary response when allegations of child abuse arise. Coordination begins at the initiation of a case and continues through investigation, treatment and final disposition. Better communication and cooperation between agencies in communities with Child Advocacy Centers result in fewer interviews, less trauma and a better outcome for children, as well as more accountability for offenders.

Why the CAC Model Works.

Child Protect was able to provide help to over 200 children in 2020. Because our model makes children and families feel safer, we’re seeing more child survivors of abuse walk through our doors each year.


Our Team Sets Us Apart.

Child Protect’s staff of experienced professionals are dedicated to helping children heal from abuse in Mercer County. We are equally supported by our Board of Directors and volunteers who are committed to our mission and bring a variety of vital professional expertise and experience to the organization. Child Protect is a nationally accredited CAC and Mercer County’s Family Resource Center.


Join Us.

We are always looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about fighting the cycle of abuse and creating a safer community for our children.