Find Statistics on how Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington are making a difference.

You can also find our CACWA outcome measurement system (OMS) report on this page

How many children do we help?

Over the past year Childrens Advocacy Centers of Washington has worked tirelessly to provide life changing services to young victims of abuse and neglect. In our efforts we see every child as a precious gift and do everything we can to guide them down the path of healing and restoration.

The numbers are beyond heartbreaking. Thankfully, we have the resources to bring justice to the predators that commit these horrible crimes. More needs to be done! Unfortunately far to many children are the helpless victims of abuse. That is why we are committed to doing everything we can to continue to provide meaningful help through our centers and look to expand into underserved areas.

We take very seriously our mission to stop abuse and begin the process of healing. As you can see we continue to serve thousands of children each year who have suffered under the hand of abuse and neglect. Here is a snapshot of how many children and families we have helped during the months of July 2017 – June 2018.

6,971 = Number of NEW children served at a Washington Child Advocacy Center.

Ages

0-6 years                                                 2,222
7-12 years                                                2,418
13-18 years                                             2,303
Undisclosed                                                 28

Types of Abuse Reported: (a child may report more than one type of abuse so the total may exceed 100%)

Sexual abuse                                       4,791
Physical Abuse                                    1,267
Neglect                                                     191
Witness to Violence                              220
Drug Endangered                                  153
Child Fatality                                              5
Other                                                        510

Number of Children Who Received Services Through a CAC:

Medical Exams/Treatment on site                                                    1,413
Medical Exams/Treatment off site by referral or ER                       538
Counseling/Therapy                                                                            4,060
Referral to Counseling/Therapy                                                        2,588
Onsite Forensic Interviewing                                                             3,427
Offsite Forensic Interviewing                                                                215
Advocacy                                                                                                 3,477



Overall, it is believed that the number of sexual abuse cases is much larger than that reported. Darkness to Light, a national sexual abuse prevention organization, has compiled these statistics*:

  • 1 in 4 girls is sexually abused before the age of 18.

  • 1 in 6 boys is sexually abused before the age of 18.

  • 1 in 5 children are solicited sexually while on the internet.

  • Nearly 70% of all reported sexual assaults (including assaults on adults) occur to children ages 17 and under.

  • An estimated 39 million survivors of childhood sexual abuse exist in America today.






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