We restore lives.

Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center and our partners are the front-line responders in Boone and Lincoln Counties to reports of child sexual abuse and children who have experienced violence. Since opening our doors in 2009, we have served hundreds of children.

The Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center coordinates the efforts of child protection staff, law enforcement professionals, family advocates, medical experts and mental health clinicians under one roof. Our staff:

  • facilitates our partners’ collaborative response
  • arranges families’ visits to the center, including provision of support services, such as transportation
  • conducts forensic interviews
  • provides family advocacy and crisis intervention services
  • provides mental health therapy
  • ensures appropriate medical treatment

All of our services are aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin the healing process. Cornerstone Family Interventions, Inc. services are free of charge to every client.

What Is a Child Advocacy Center?

Traditionally, children are moved from agency to agency and endure multiple interviews, which creates additional trauma. A child advocacy center (CAC) turns that model upside down by providing one safe, child-friendly facility where child protection, criminal justice, and child treatment professionals work together to investigate abuse, hold offenders accountable, and help children heal.

Why the CAC Model Works.

The Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center was able to provide help to 66 new children in 2014-2015 year. There were 49 forensic interviews completed at our center and 16 new therapy cases initiated. Because our model makes children and families feel safer, we’re seeing more child victims of abuse walk through our doors each year.


Our Team Sets Us Apart.

Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center’s staff of experienced professionals are dedicated to helping children heal from abuse in Boone and Lincoln. We are equally supported by our Board of Directors — 7 volunteers who are committed to our mission and bring a variety of vital professional expertise and experience to the organization.

In addition to our dedicated staff, we work hand in hand with Multi-Disciplinary Investigative Teams in Boone and Lincoln County. Each county’s  Multidisciplinary Team (MDIT) is comprised of a group of professionals that represent various disciplines and work collaboratively to ensure the most effective, coordinated response to alleged child abuse is instituted.  The Team is a group of professional individuals who are working together to respond to child abuse allegations.  The goals of multidisciplinary intervention are to provide a consistent community response to all allegations of criminal child abuse, including safety, investigation, prosecution, support and treatment.


Join Us.

We are always looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about fighting the cycle of abuse and creating a safer community for our children.