Ask the kids in your life these life-saving questions

Abuse reports are dropping, but this isn't the kind of news to celebrate. Abuse rates have almost certainly risen.

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Special COVID-19 Boone County Food Resources

Find special programs, pick-up, and pantry access for Boone County residents in need of emergency food and supplies.

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Postponed: First Families of Boone County

This event has been postponed for health and safety concerns.

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How does Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center work around Boone County?

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An allegation of abuse is made

Law enforcement or the Department of Child Services begins an investigation. They bring all involved children to Sylvia’s CAC.

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We conduct a forensic interview

We ask non-leading, neutral fact-finding questions about what happened. The child’s responses are recorded on discreet cameras for use by investigators.

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We help with referrals & advocacy

We help non-offending caregivers through the court system, offer mental and medical health referrals, and stand by non-offending caregivers and kids.

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Kids begin to heal

Whether a case begins or ends in court, Sylvia’s CAC is “the end of the beginning”. Kids begin to heal. We offer help for the rest of their childhood. 

Teams making a difference in kid’s lives

Our team of forensic interviewers and family advocates work closely with law enforcement, caseworkers, medical providers, and prosecutors. We call it a “multidisciplinary team”. 

Danielle Allen
Debbie Martin
Kassie Frazier

Boone County’s income distribution and growth means we have to overcome serious challenges

Indiana’s fastest-growing county is also its most prosperous. But child abuse, assault, and neglect happens in every neighborhood no matter the population, income, age, race, or family status. We know from cases like Jared Fogle’s that our community has significantly different challenges.

Sylvia's CAC