TAKING A STAND AGAINST CHILD ABUSE
All for Kids
Children’s Trust Roanoke Valley was formed as the result of a joint commitment from the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to better serve children and families in the Roanoke Valley.
Children’s Trust combines needed public education outreach, effective advocacy, and a strong network of support for Roanoke children and families and is dedicated to coordinating services that will improve the community by promoting awareness about child abuse, providing family support through education, providing a child-friendly environment for the investigation of abuse, and advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
Over the years, CAC and CASA have dedicated years of service to preventing abuse against Roanoke’s children and advocating on the behalf of those who have been mistreated.
A look at the child abuse prevention, intervention, and advocacy we accomplished in 2017-2018:
3525 children learned how to protect their bodies from sexual abuse.
349 adults learned how to keep children safe as a steward of children.
341 home visits were made to families, with high risk markers of potential abuse, by trained support workers.
454 children were able to talk about their abuse in a safe child centered place.
386 families received support services from the family advocacy program.
15 new CASA volunteers were trained with a total roster of 47 active CASA volunteers.
147 children received services to help facilitate finding a permanent home.
239 families negotiated for custody, visitation, and child support.
Children’s Trust services are offered to all citizens residing in the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke.
541 Luck Ave., Suite 308
Roanoke, VA 24016