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20TH ANNIVERSARY MOVEMENT: I PROTECT CHILDREN

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi is celebrating 20 years of protecting and providing healing and prosecution services to abused and neglected children. Through the past two decades, we’ve accomplished more than we could ever have dreamed. CACM has implemented Multidisciplinary Teams, established 12 local Child Advocacy Centers across the state, opened the first Child Advocacy Training Institute in the state, and helped save 44,320 children.

To help us commemorate and celebrate this major achievement, we’ve created the “I Protect Children” movement. This year-long movement was established to help spread awareness of how to spot signs of child abuse and neglect, the responsibilities of reporting suspected abuse, and celebrate the achievements CACM has made in the past 20 years. 

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20th Anniversary
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Pinwheel Event at The Capital
Bud Cramer Anniversary Luncheon
Survivor Story - Riley
Survivor Story - Riley
20th Anniversary
Before & After CAC
Pinwheel Event at The Capital
Bud Cramer Anniversary Luncheon

MANDATED REPORTER

There’s a misconception regarding child abuse and neglect, which is that it mainly occurs in lower-income areas and neighborhoods, but in reality, it could be happening in the house next door. Child abuse, neglect, and trafficking is a community issue, and although it’s a difficult subject to discuss, it’s mandatory in order to save the lives of children throughout the State of Mississippi.

In accordance with MS. Code 43-21-353, any individual with reasonable cause to suspect that a child is being neglected, abused or trafficked, is required by law to make a verbal report immediately by telephone or otherwise.

Call the MDCPS statewide intake line at 1.800.222.8000 to report all allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation anonymously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

BECOME A COMMUNITY PARTNER

Through our partnerships with local businesses and national organizations, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi can continue impacting the lives of children in need.

VOLUNTEER

If you’re unable to give a monetary donation, giving your time is another great way to help CACM protect and serve the neglected and abused children of Mississippi.

GET INVOLVED

Everyone has a role to play in protecting Mississippi’s children and preventing child abuse. There are many ways to support Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi programs, discover how you would like to get involved, and join the “I Protect Children” movement.

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We are excited to share this article recently published on our CAST efforts in Mississippi. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/26904586.2021.1951418?fbclid=IwAR2Tt3zRaH-clw5hsoOS-YLVAorbW6Hxft7zV6Y9FcKjjUmZPApV6JQsTwY&src=&journalCode=wjcc21
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Congratulations to Tomiko Mackey for receiving the Outstanding Frontline Professional Award from APSAC. We are extremely grateful for her dedication to protecting children. #IProtectChildren
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Did you know that multidisciplinary team (MDT) response to child abuse and neglect cases is mandated by state law? CACM and Natchez Children Services visited Woodville to work with the Wilkinson County Multidisciplinary Team. We spent the day(7/21/2022) team building and learning about how MDTs can best serve child survivors of abuse while minimizing the trauma these kids have to relive. MDTs help reduce the number to times kids have to tell their story on their journey of healing and justice. These first responders do incredible things for our children and are working to be even better for them! Thanks to Woodville and Centreville PDs, Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Department, MDCPS and Natchez Children Services for a great day.
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WHO TO CONTACT FOR HELP?

CACM Office:
601.940.6183