Rusk-Panola Children’s Advocacy Center

The Rusk-Panola Children's Advocacy Center mission is to reduce trauma, facilitate recovery, and present legally sound cases for prosecution when child abuse occurs in Rusk and Panola counties.

Welcome to Rusk-Panola Children's Advocacy Center

What is an Advocacy Center?

Children's Advocacy Centers were started in the 1980's to minmize the trauma of children involved in criminal and/or CPS investigations and to aid in the investigation/prosecution of child abuse cases. Being involved in such an investigation can be truamatic for any child whether they have been abused or not. 

CACs strive to ensure that ALL children involved in an investigation with law enforcement and/or CPS receive the same treatment, and that the professionals involved follow the same processes for each and every investigation.