What we do

The Children's Advocacy Center of Guernsey County plays a pivotal role by orchestrating a timely, comprehensive, and multi-disciplinary response to child abuse victims. Operating within a secure, neutral, and child-focused environment, our center strives to be a forefront advocate in both the healing and prevention of child abuse.

Forensic Interviews

A forensic interview is a single session, recorded interview designed to elicit a child’s unique information when there are concerns of possible abuse or when the child has witnessed violence against another person. The forensic interview is conducted in a supportive and non-leading manner by a professional trained in the NCAC Forensic Interview model. Interviews are remotely observed by representatives of the agencies involved in the investigation.

Child & Family Services Management

Regular communication with our case management team ensures continuous support, facilitating the connection to essential services. We aim to keep families informed about what to anticipate and guide them on accessing the necessary services seamlessly.

Sexual Assault Nurse Exams

When there is a concern or report of sexual abuse, children deserve to be cared for by a medical professional with expertise in this area. If a child discloses concerns with sexual abuse, it may be recommended that the child have a special exam known as a forensic medical exam or SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Exam). The Children’s Advocacy Center of Guernsey County (CAC) has specially trained medical professionals who are able to provide this trauma informed care.

About us

The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of Guernsey County, established in 2006, centralizes services for abused children. By fostering a collaborative environment, the CAC minimizes the need for children to recount their traumatic experiences repeatedly, offering a neutral and supportive space for disclosures. The CAC model emphasizes teamwork among Children Services, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, Victim Advocacy, and Prosecution, streamlining forensic interviews and investigations. This multidisciplinary approach ensures efficient, compassionate, and trauma-informed care, reducing the impact of abuse on children and their families.

Community Focus

What Are We Planning?

Adult Egg Hunt

Keep an eye out for more information on our highly anticipated annual adult egg hunt! The date and venue have been secured! April 13 @ Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center! It's not just our biggest fundraiser, but also the most enjoyable. We'll be on the lookout for volunteers, sponsors, and attendees – join in on the fun!

Darkness to Light Training

Darkness to Light’s® Stewards of Children is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Watch for information to be released soon!

Community Education

In 2024, a major objective is to enhance community awareness about various forms of child abuse, reporting procedures, trauma-informed care, and fostering community partnerships in our mission.

Want to be involved?

Be a Volunteer Our Community

We constantly seek volunteers to assist in diverse roles, including event planning, coordination, participation in information fairs, filling open board positions, and more! Contact our office for additional details. 

Our Dedicated


Cassie Springer

Child & Family Services Manager

Contact Information

We Would Be Honored To Help

268 Highland Ave.
Cambridge OH 43725