In 20-25% of cases handled by CACs, youth or children under age 18 have acted out against another child. Research also shows that a similar proportion (23.2%) of sexual assaults are committed by juveniles. Therefore, a significant proportion of child sexual abuse cases encountered by CACs are likely to be committed by another child. To achieve their goals of healing, justice, and prevention, Ohio CACs have an interest in addressing this issue and serving children and youth with problematic sexual behaviors (PSBs), their victims, and families.
CACs are for all children
Ohio’s children’s advocacy centers are a safe place for all children and families in Ohio regardless of race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender identity, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, documented status, or insurance coverage.
If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact ONCAC and/or file a claim with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.