Child Protection Center

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  2. Full Description

Child Protection Center, Inc.

Program Summary:
The mission of the Child Protection Center (CPC) is to respect the child and protect their voice throughout the investigation of child abuse. The CPC accomplishes its mission and program purpose by providing forensic interviews, family advocacy and mental health services to children ages 3-17 living in Jackson County, who are victims of sexual and physical abuse or who have witnessed a homicide or violent crimes and their non-offending caregivers.

The CPC’s Program ensures that children who are victims of child abuse or witness to violent crimes are properly identified, that their statements are made through forensic interviews, and that they are ensured access to all necessary mental health treatments and social supports as soon as possible.

In 2019, the CPC served 807 victims of child abuse. Of those, 672 were from Jackson County. Today, evidence-based research continues to establish a strong link between victims of child abuse and the potential for future juvenile delinquency and criminal activities, substance use disorder, criminal (often violent) adult behavior. There is also a significant link between child abuse and substance abuse.

Program Address: 
Child Protection Center, Inc.
3101 Broadway Blvd. • Suite 750 • Kansas City, MO 64111

816-778-8000 •


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