CAC

Children’s Advocacy Center

Our Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) provides a neutral, child-friendly agency that facilitates a multi-disciplinary team approach in the prevention, detection, investigation and treatment of child abuse to bring the offenders to justice and promote peace and healing for the victims.

Our multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Fannin County Criminal District Attorney
  • Child Protective Services
  • Bonham Police Department
  • Ector Police Department
  • Fannin County Sheriff Office
  • Honey Grove Police Department
  • Leonard Police Department
  • Savoy Police Department
  • Trenton Police Department
  • TMC Bonham Hospital
  • Fannin County Family Crisis Center
  • Fannin County Juvenile Probation
  • CASA
  • Michelle Griffith, LPC
  • Jan Snow, LPC, CSC 
  • Faye Wedell, LPC, LMFT, RPT-S
  • Erin Holt, LPC
  • Child & Family Guidance Clinic
  • Julia Bourcier, LPC-I

Forensic Interviewers
The CAC has two staff who are specially trained in conducting forensic interviews with children. Forensic interviews are fact-finding interviews and an investigative tool. The goal is to find out what – if any – abuse did occur. Interviews are only conducted when requested by Child Protective Services, law enforcement or the District Attorney’s Office.

Report Suspect Abuse
All suspicions of child abuse must first be reported to the Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400 and/or local law enforcement. If the report does not need an immediate response, reports can be made on-line at www.txabusehotline.org

Other Support Services

Other services available for the child victims and their protective family members at the CAC include:
* Individual and family counseling
* Support groups
* Updates and information regarding the progress of the case in the criminal justice system
* Court orientation
* Court accompaniment
* Information and referrals