In 2020, The Children’s Listening Place, Inc. Served 768 Children.

Committed to the Safety of Children

One in every 10 children will be a victim of sexual abuse by their 18th birthday. Based on data from the CDC, a conservative estimate for the cost of maltreatment in West Virginia was over $775 Million in 2014.

The Children’s Listening Place, Inc. exists to change those numbers and lead the fight against the cycle of child abuse through a stronger, more approachable model. And over the past year, we’ve made significant progress by providing forensic interviews, medical exams, and therapy to over 700 children in our community.

2020 by the Numbers

Who We Serve

  • 99% of victims knew their abuser. Abuse is a crime of secrecy.
  • 75% of cases reported to a CAC were sexual abuse.

How Many Served

  • The Children’s Listening Place, Inc. served 768 children in 2020.

What We Provided

  • 602 forensic interviews.
  • 154 children received therapy sessions.
  • 8 children received medical exams.

What Caregivers Are Saying About 2021

  1. I believe my child felt safe at the Center.  98% Agree
  2. The Center staff made sure I understood the reason for our visit to the Center.  98% Agree
  3. When I came to the Center, my child and I were greeted and received attention in a timely manner.  100% Agree
  4. I was given information about the services and programs provided by the Center.  98% Agree
  5. My questions were answered to my satisfaction.  99% Agree
  6. The process for the interview of my child at the center was clearly explained to me.  99% Agree
  7. I was given information about possible behaviors I might expect from my child in the days and weeks ahead.  83% Agree
  8. The staff members at the Center were friendly and pleasant.  99% Agree
  9. After our visit at the Center, I feel I know what to expect with the situation facing my child and me.  87% Agree
  10. The Center staff provided me with resources to support my child and respond to his or her needs in the days and weeks ahead.  93% Agree

How This Benefits Our Community

  • The CAC model saved taxpayers in WV $368,671 in investigative expenses in 2020.
  • If the CAC hadn’t intervened, the estimated lifetime costs of abuse for the children we served would have been over $73 million.

Together We Can Grow This Movement

Your passion and dedication are paramount to helping us provide a safe environment for child victims of abuse to heal and bring their offenders to justice. Every dollar you donate will be used to support The Children’s Listening Place, Inc. Child Advocacy Center and empower significant change to deliver better care for victims and put an end to the cycle of abuse.

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