Zero Tolerance!

Please join the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center in observation of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Magician Josh Beechraft will perform at this free event. Details

What is the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center?

The Children's Advocacy Center of Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties and the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is dedicated to the identification, treatment, awareness and prevention of the sexual and physical abuse of children. Our mission is to protect children by providing prevention and multi-disciplinary intervention in investigation, assessment and treatment of child sexual and physical abuse in an environment that is child-sensitive, supportive and safe.


Prevention

The Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center is the Local Child Abuse Prevention Council for the Tri-County Area, which includes Grand Traverse, Leelanau, and Kalkaska counties. Our current evidence based prevention programs include Circle of Parents, Darkness to Light and Period of Purple Crying. The TBCAC is committed to Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse.

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Intervention

The Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center aids law enforcement and children's protective services in their investigations of criminal child sexual and physical abuse cases. The TBCAC not only offers a child-friendly place for a child to tell his/her experience of abuse, but also supports the family through advocacy and counseling services. Official partnerships have been established with Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties as well as the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.

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