Empowering Survivors Together
SERVING THE MUSKINGUM COUNTY AREA
At Heroes Landing™, our multidisciplinary team of experts coordinates the investigation and recovery for child sexual abuse survivors. By providing access to advocacy, justice, and care, we empower children to become heroes of their own stories and to break the cycle of abuse.
What is a Children’s Advocacy Center?
Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) are child-focused facilities that help abused children heal by coordinating the investigation and treatment of child sexual abuse. CACs provide children and families access to long-term advocacy and healthcare.
Culture of Compassion
WE UNDERSTAND the sensitive nature of abuse, so we treat every case with privacy, respect, and care.
Community of Trust
WE BELIEVE speaking up takes courage, so we work together to ensure children feel safe and confident.
Commitment to Justice
WE KNOW justice is not won overnight, so we strive to stand by children every step of their journey.
Without a CJC, children may end up reliving trauma by recounting the worst experience of their lives repeatedly throughout the investigation process. However, in a CJC setting, children share their trauma ONLY ONE TIME to trained professionals.
At a CJC, a child tells their story ONE TIME to a trained interviewer. Then, based on the interview, a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) decide together how to best help the child. A multi-disciplinary team consists of medical professionals, law enforcement, social workers, therapists, and other professionals, who come together to offer a wide variety of services, ranging from therapy to courtroom preparation.
OUR MISSION IS SUPPORTED BY GENEROUS FUNDING FROM THE FOLLOWING COMMUNITY PARTNERS: