Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend

The mission of the Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend (CACCB) is to minimize the trauma to abused children and their families by uniting the efforts of public agencies and enlisting the support of the community and to protect, restore, and transform the lives and futures of abused children.

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The Children's Advocacy Center of the Coastal Bend (CACCB) is a non-profit agency that provides services and programs to children who are alleged victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, children who have witnessed violent crime and drug-endangered children. In 2017, the CACCB forensically-interviewed 1,410 children due to allegations of abuse and provided services to more than 800 families.

The CACCB is a collaborative effort of public agencies charged with investigating, prosecuting, and treating child victims of various types of abuse and neglect. The CACCB serves 12 counties: Nueces, Kleberg, Kenedy, Brooks, Refugio, McMullen, Duval, Aransas, San Patricio, Bee, Live Oak, and Jim Wells counties.

Our many partners within this region include:
• Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
*Child Protective Services (CPS)
*Adult Protective Services (APS)
• Local Law Enforcement (Police Departments/Sheriff Offices)
• State Law Enforcement
• Federal Law Enforcement
• Driscoll Children's Hospital
• District Attorney's Offices
• County Attorney's Offices
• Counselors in the Coastal Bend area

The CACCB provides many services including, but not limited to:
• Forensic Interviews
• Crisis Counseling
• Case Management
• Counseling
• Therapy Referrals
• Community Agency Referrals
• Crime Victim's Compensation Assistance
• "Kids in Court" Trial Preparation Course
• Court Accompaniment
• Teen Support Group
• Prevention and Education
• CACCB Rainbow Room

An 8-year-old girl, we'll call her Jane, came to the CACCB because she had been sexually abused by a relative. During her forensic interview, she disclosed that the abuse had been happening for years. This was the first time she told anyone her story. The CACCB immediately provided Jane with therapy at no cost to her family, along with other services. Over the years, we have maintained contact with Jane and her family. Jane has made amazing progress and is about to begin her sixth-grade year. Because of you, this child received the support she needed. The relative who hurt Jane received a lengthy prison sentence, and is unable to hurt anymore children. Thank you for being a hero.