Stand Together Against Child Abuse

Children’s Trust 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.

We are ONE agency with FIVE programs: Children First, Healthy Families Roanoke Valley, Roanoke Valley Trauma Informed Community Network, Children’s Advocacy Center, and CASA: Court Appointed Special Advocates.


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.

Children’s Trust has dedicated years of service to preventing abuse against Virginia’s children and advocating on behalf of those who have been mistreated.

A look at the child abuse prevention, intervention, and advocacy we accomplished in FY 2020/21

  • 2121 children learned how to protect their bodies from abuse and neglect.
  • 245 adults learned how to keep children safe as Stewards of Children.
  • 314 home visits were made to families, with high risk markers of potential abuse, by trained support workers.
  • 601 children and their families received MDT interview services and referrals for therapy, victim advocacy, and case management.
  • 130 community members received training in our TICN Trauma Basics program.
  • 207 children received assistance from CASA volunteers
  • 55 CASA volunteers served children. The value of their service, if paid, would be over $180,000.

Service Area

Children’s Trust services are offered to all citizens residing in the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, Counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, and Craig, and the Towns of Vinton and New Castle.

The Children’s Advocacy Center, a program of Children’s Trust, serves 25 jurisdictions through 14 Multidisciplinary Teams out of our centers in Roanoke, Bedford, Christiansburg and Woodlawn, Virginia. Those jurisdictions include:

  • Roanoke City
  • Roanoke County
  • City of Salem
  • Botetourt County
  • Montgomery County
  • Town of Blacksburg
  • Town of Christiansburg
  • City of Radford
  • Pulaski County
  • Town of Pulaski
  • Town of Dublin
  • Carroll County
  • City of Galax
  • Town of Hillsville
  • Grayson County
  • Town of Independence
  • Bedford County
  • Town of Bedford
  • Campbell County
  • Town of Altavista
  • Amherst County
  • Appomattox County
  • Lynchburg City
  • Town of Brookneal
  • Concord

Administrative Office
4519 Brambleton Avenue, Suite 110
Roanoke, VA 24018


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