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Stepping Stones CAC logo Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center

1014 Poyntz Suite C
Manhattan, KS 66505
(785) 537-6867

http://casa.manhattanks.org

General Email:
steppingstonescac@yahoo.com




Primary CAC
Contact(s):
Travis Linneman, CAC Coordinator
Jayme Morris-Hardeman, Executive Director


Status:


Associate/Developing
Mission Statement: The mission of Stepping Stones Child Advocacy Center is to provide a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary team response to allegations of child abuse in a child-friendly facility to help reduce trauma to the child while maintaining the integrity and comfort of the child.


CAC Operations Began:
2008



Organizational Model:
Within the umbrella of Sunflower CASA Project



Counties Served in Official Service Area:


Riley
Service Area Population /  Community Characteristics:


50,001–100,000
Semi-Urban
Average Number of Children Receiving Core CAC Services:


50-100
Ages of Children Served:


0–18 years
Case Criteria:
Allegations of Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Child Witness to Violence. Referrals accepted from Law Enforcement, SRS.


Interagency
Partners:
Riley County Attorney’s Office
Riley County Police Department
Social and Rehabilitation Services-Northeast Region
Mercy Regional Health Center SANE/SART
Pawnee Mental Health Services


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:
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
Court Advocacy/Accompaniment
Community Education on Child Abuse
Medical Exam/Hospital Accompaniment
Training for Partner Agency Professionals


Facility Information: Stepping Stones in located in an office suite in Manhattan. Suite includes family waiting area, interview / observation room, case conference room and area for family support/advocacy meetings.

Annual CAC Budget:


$50,000 - $100,000
Funding Sources: Private Foundations/Trusts
Government Grants (State/Federal)
City Government
Contributions (corporate, individual, organizations)
United Way
Special Events