• 1 in 10 children will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday

  • 90% of children will never tell anyone about the abuse they suffer

  • In one year, more than 5,000 cases of reported child abuse were confirmed in TN

Empowering local communities to serve child victims of abuse

A children’s advocacy center is the ONE place that provides a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals may share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child.

Learn more about CACs

Last year, CACs provided an array of child-focused services to over 24,000 children including:

NOTE: Numbers are based on FY 14/15

  • 8,888 Forensic interviews
  • 16,761 Case Reviews
  • 29,977 Mental Health Sessions
  • 1,093 Medical Exams
  • 13,579 Advocacy Services

46 CACs

There are 46 Child Advocacy Centers serving families and children across the state of Tennessee. Find the nearest CAC to you.

Learn the Facts & Know the Signs

Everyone in Tennessee is required by law to report suspected child abuse. Learn the facts, know the signs and find out how to report child abuse.

Report Child Abuse


This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.