About Us

we are oklahoma county’s child advocacy center.

We are dedicated and child-centered in everything we do

Organized in 1991, The CARE Center is Oklahoma County’s only child advocacy center, and we are committed to helping children find their voice and begin to heal after abuse as well as preventing child abuse through education. 

Our Mission

To prevent child abuse and provide opportunities for healing and hope for children in Oklahoma County.

Our Vision

To end child abuse in Oklahoma County

We Educate

Education is the key to ending child abuse. Through our two abuse prevention programs, we give adults and children the tools they need to prevent child abuse. Recognizing & Reporting Child Abuse & Neglect is our training for adults, highlighting the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for abuse. ROAR is our prevention program specifically for younger children, teaching body empowerment and safety in a fun way.

We Heal

Once children and caregivers are referred to The CARE Center, hope and healing can begin. We serve as a convening organization for many agencies, including law enforcement, child protective services, assistant district attorneys, medical, counseling, and family advocacy. The forensic interview is the cornerstone of our work and plays a significant role in the investigation and management of child abuse cases. 

Multidisciplinary Team

The heart of the Child Advocacy Center model is the Multidisciplinary Team approach to child abuse investigations. Together with our partners, we offer brave children and their families wrap-around victim and advocacy services that promote hope and healing.  

Discrimination Procedures

The CARE Center treats all clients & employees equally regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, and disability. If you’d like to submit a discrimination complaint, please click the link below. Individuals can email Title VI complaints or concerns to OKCounty_ARPA@accenture.com.

Because some of our programs are supported in whole or in part by financial assistance from the Federal Government, we are required to inform you of the following:
•  The CARE Center does not discriminate based on religion, a religious belief, a refusal to hold a religious belief, or a refusal to attend or participate in a religious practice;
•  We may not require you to attend or participate in any explicitly religious activities that we offer, and your participation in these activities must be purely voluntary;

•  We must separate in time or location any privately funded explicitly religious activities from activities supported with direct Federal financial assistance;
•  If you object to the religious character of our organization, we must make reasonable efforts to identify and refer you to an alternative provider to which you have no objection; and
•  You may report violations of these protections to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Civil Rights or to The Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Council.