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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. 

Survivor Story - Riley Herrin
20th Anniversary
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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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The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) is the team of professional entities that work together throughout the child abuse case process. The MDT includes representatives from the Children's Advocacy Center, Law Enforcement, The District Attorneys Office, Child Protective Services, Youth Court, Mental Health, Medical Services, and CASA. The collaboration ensures a smooth and efficient case process, all working for the best interest of the child and family. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #IProtectChildren
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If something seems off, report it. PHONE: Mississippi :(601) 432-4570 Nationwide: 1-800-222-8000 ONLINE: https://reportabuse.mdcps.ms.gov. MOBILE APP: https://www.mdcps.ms.gov/report-child-abuse-mobile-app/ EMERGENCY: 911
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Doctors, nurses, teachers, and caregivers can save lives by reporting suspected abuse. #ChildAbusePrevention #IProtectChildren #KnowtheSigns
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PHONE: Mississippi :(601) 432-4570 Nationwide: 1-800-222-8000 ONLINE: https://reportabuse.mdcps.ms.gov. MOBILE APP: https://www.mdcps.ms.gov/report-child-abuse-mobile-app/ EMERGENCY: 911 #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #SeeItReportit #KnowTheSigns #IProtectChildren
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Please join us in our Race to Defeat Child Abuse 5K Run/ Walk on April 24, 2021, at Madison Central High School. Check out the virtual option as well! #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #IProtectChildren #racetodefeatchildabuse https://mschaptercacs.networkforgood.com/events/25809-race-to-defeat-child-abuse
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CACs in Mississippi provide services for children who have been sexually abused more than any other kind of abuse. #ChildAbusePreventionMonth #IProtectChildren
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WHO TO CONTACT FOR HELP?

CACM Office:
601.940.6183