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Children's Home Child Advocacy Center (CHCAC) is a program of Children's Home Society of South Dakota. CHCAC provides a safe, child friendly location for conducting expert forensic interviews and medical examinations of children who are alleged victims of sexual and/or physical abuse. We are nationally accredited by National Children's Alliance.

The primary goal of the CHCAC is to reduce a child's trauma by eliminating repeated interviews and medical examinations by multiple investigative parties. The Center provides one coordinated interview and a physical exam, and provides superior evidence in child abuse investigations. The interview process may be observed on closed-circuit television by the referring social worker and law enforcement officer.

Open since November 1999, CHCAC was created by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and agencies serving the Black Hills: including law enforcement, child protection services, the medical community, United States and States Attorneys, court services, social service agencies and Children's Home Society.

As a team, we respect the courage it takes for a child to tell, and nothing is more important for us than creating an environment that is safe and supportive. We understand that what we do matters. 

Children's Home Child Advocacy Center is a member of Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota, our state chapter. The chapter provides a forum for all of the Child Advocacy Center to come together to learn, share, and support one another. To find out more about the chapter and to locate a Child Advocacy Center in your area click the link below.


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Children's Home Society
PO Box 1749
801 N Sycamore Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-1749