Children’s Advocacy Center

Children's Advocacy CenterWhat is the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC)?

Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) stress a child-focused multidisciplinary approach to investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse cases. The CAC that serves the YK Delta is called the Children’s Center. We respond to children and caregivers when there is a report of child abuse to provide evaluation services in a safe, child-friendly environment. We strive to ease the trauma of child abuse and connect families to resources to support them so they can begin the healing process.

IRNIAMTA IKAYURVIAT STAFF: Carolyn Peter, Child Forensic Interviewer; Olinka Peterson, Tribal Victim Advocate & Outreach Coordinator; Carol Evon, Family Advocate; Pauline Bialy, CAC Program Manager.

Who is Involved?

  • Tundra Women’s Coalition
  • School social workers and counselors
  • Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation
  • Orutsaramuit Native Council
  • Association of Village Council Presidents
  • Office of Children Services
  • Alaska State Troopers
  • Bethel Police Department
  • District Attorney
  • ICWA workers
  • VPOs, TPOs, and VPSOs
  • Everyone who works to keep children and families safe

Services Provided:

Forensic Interviews (Apqauristerluta)
Yup’ik Speaking Staff (Yugtun qanertertarluni)
Assistance with Child Abuse Reporting
Multidisciplinary Team Meetings and Case Reviewing (Ikayurilriit quyurcetuluteng)
Coordination of Medical Exams (Apertualluki yuvriumallerkaatnun)
Mental Health Evaluation and Treatment (Umyugait yuvrirluki, ikayurkaitnek-llu cikirluki)
Support for Victims of Child Sexual Abuse and Parents (Ikayualuki akngircimalriit angayuqait-llu)
Court Preparation and Accompaniment (Qanercetaarvigmun upyulluki maliggluki-llu)
Lodging for children and parents or guardians (Qavarvigluta mikelngumun aulukestaitnun-llu)
Follow-up with families and local service providers (Ilakellriit nalluyagutevkenaki qayagauraqluki ikayurtait-llu)
Presentations when invited out to any one of 56 Yukon/Kuskokwim villages/communities

Contact Information:

Irniamta Ikayurviat, Children’s Advocacy Center
Direct: 907-543-3144
Toll Free: 1-888-543-3144

To download an informational brochure on the CAC, click here!

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