There were over 27,000 reports of child abuse in Dallas County in 2018. DCAC is the only nonprofit reading each report to ensure no child falls through the cracks.
71% of DCAC clients are female and 84% of alleged perpetrators are known by, or related to, the victim. Our Forensic Interviewers interviewed over 2,500 children in 2018 and testified in 79 cases.
DCAC Therapists and Family Advocates spent over 33,000 hours with clients in 2018. Our evidence-based healing services are free to victims and their non-offending family members.
I AM JANE DOE. YOU WON’T KNOW WHO I AM OR HEAR MY STORY, BUT I AM ONE OF THE 27,000 KIDS THAT SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF ABUSE IN DALLAS COUNTY LAST YEAR. DALLAS CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER STOOD BY MY SIDE – FIGHTING FOR ME AND RESTORING HOPE.
Klyde Warren Park Event – May 2 & 3 On May 2-3, partners and members of the community joined with DCAC at Klyde Warren Park to read the names of each and every child reported as abused in 2018 – over 27,000. Over the course of 27 hours, their names were replaced with Jane Doe or John Doe – our community realized how many children are impacted by abuse each year.