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lifehouse child advocacy Center

303 S. Kansas Avenue, # 2
Topeka, KS 66603
(785) 232-5433

www.lifehousecac.com

General Email:
cac@lifehousecac.com




Primary CAC
Contact(s):

Kelly Stephens, Executive Director

Status:

Accredited
Mission Statement: To provide and coordinate services for victims of violent crime.
CAC Operations Began:
1999
Organizational Model:
Independent Non-Profit


Counties Served in Official Service Area:


Shawnee
Service Area Population /  Community Characteristics:


150,000 - 250,000
Urban
Average Number of Children Receiving Core CAC Services:


151–200 annually
Ages of Children Served:


2.5–18 years
Case Criteria:
Allegations of Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Child Witness to Violence. Referrals accepted from Law Enforcement, SRS, District Attorney’s Office


Interagency
Partners:
Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office
Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office
Topeka Police Department
Social and Rehabilitation Services – Northeast Region
Stormont-Vail Health Center
Private Practice Psychologist


Core Program Components/Services: Cases Reviewed by MDT
Forensic Interviews
Victim Advocacy
Linkage with Mental Health Partner Agency
Linkage with Medical Partner Agency
Case Tracking


Additional Services:
Court Advocacy/Accompaniment
Community Education on Child Abuse
Medical Exam/Hospital Accompaniment
Training for Partner Agency Professionals


Facility Information: Prairie Advocacy Center resides in a suite of offices within the Shawnee County Family Resource Center. Rooms include a family waiting area, interview/observation room and case conference area.


Annual CAC Budget:


$100,001 - $250,000
Funding Sources: Private Foundations/Trusts
Government Grants (State/Federal)
Special Events