Child Advocacy Center History
The Child Advocacy Center is an inspiring example of a successful public/private partnership. In 1994, a community task force began meeting to find a better way to serve children involved in child abuse investigations and their families. After a year of information gathering and review, the group recommended establishing a center where teams would provide children and families coordinated services in a child-friendly setting. In January of 1997, their recommendation became a reality when the Larimer County Child Advocacy Center first opened its doors in a small house on West Myrtle Street in Fort Collins, later moving to the current location on South Timberline Road. The former farmhouse we utilize was built in the 1890’s, and is registered on the Fort Collins list of Historic/Landmark Properties as the Gill/Nelson Farm.
At the Child Advocacy Center, detectives/investigators, caseworkers, and prosecutors work side by side with our staff, forming an expert response team that puts children’s needs first.
The CAC is an “equal opportunity employer” and agrees to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines of the Equal Opportunity Commission. The Child Advocacy Center follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity or employment. This statement applies to all individuals who conduct services or receive services with the CAC including but not limited to staff, team members, board members, volunteers, and clients.