We are dedicated and child-centered in everything we do.
Organized in 1991, The CARE Center is a nationally-accredited child advocacy center and the only child advocacy center in Oklahoma County. Child abuse is an epidemic: 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be abused before their 18th birthday. It is our daily mission to fight abuse and change the statistics.
Every child has a future, we educate.
Every child has a voice, we listen.
To end child abuse in Oklahoma County
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.
Education is the key to ending child abuse. Through our two abuse prevention programs, we give adults and children the tools they need to identify, report, and 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.
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.
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.