90 College Street, Suite C ~ Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
Christina Rouse, MSW
Children’s Advocacy Director/Forensic Interviewer
Phone: 540-344-3579 ext. 10
No individual, agency, or discipline has all the answers for the complex questions that arise once a child has been abused or neglected. The Children’s Advocacy Center ~ New River Valley (CACNRV) is a child-focused, community-based program created to ensure that children are not re-victimized by the very same system designed to protect them. The CACNRV is a single organization and facility that unites the people and services an abused child needs during the investigative process. Our goal is to reduce the emotional trauma to children during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases.
The CACNRV offers forensic interviews of children by a trained forensic interviewer in a child-friendly environment. Working with law enforcement, CPS investigators, Commonwealth’s Attoneys, victim advocates, forensic nurse examiners, mental health providers, and other relevant disciplines to these cases, the CACNRV works to provide children and their families with ongoing services throughout the investigative process and beyond.