The only way to end child sexual abuse is to have a true community response to the issue. Multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) are at the very heart of what the Children’s Advocacy Center of Androscoggin, Franklin, and Oxford Counties seeks to accomplish. With strong community partnerships, CAC-AFO is able to provide child-focused services where children come first. The benefits to CAC-AFO’s multi-disciplinary team approach include:
- More efficient medical and mental health referrals.
- Reduction in the number of child victim interviews.
- Increased successful prosecution.
- Consistent support for child victims and supportive adults.
CAC-AFO’s multi-disciplinary team includes:
Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Services
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services works to prevent and eliminate sexual violence and promote healing and empowerment for people of all genders and ages who are affected by rape, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, stalking and sexual harassment.
Office of Children & Family Services, Department of Health & Human Services
The Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) supports Maine’s children and their families by providing Children’s Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, Early Childhood, and Community Services.
Maine State Police
The Maine State Police is the state’s largest police agency with an authorized complement of 341 sworn personnel, ranging from trooper to colonel. Troopers patrol Maine’s Highways and provide full service law enforcement services to the citizens and visitors throughout the State. Detectives investigate homicides, child abuse and other major crimes. There are several specialty units within the State Police to include a tactical, underwater recovery, evidence response, crisis negotiations, and incident management.
Tri-County Mental Health Services
Tri-County Mental Health Services is committed to providing hope and recovery to the people of Maine. They deliver state of the art mental health, substance abuse, habilitation, and life skills services that are trauma-informed, recovery-based and integrated.
Behavioral health, educational and residential services for children, adolescents, adults and families.
Central Maine Medical Center
Central Maine Medical Center seeks to provide the best possible medical care to the region’s residents.
St. Mary’s Health System
The mission of St. Mary’s Health System is to provide preventive, curative, restorative, and supportive services with compassion and respect for everyone.
Maine Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program
The Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner (SAFE) Program provides training and technical assistance for healthcare providers that care for patients who have suffered sexual assault, and in the use of the Maine sex crimes kit for collection of evidence. This national model utilizes an interdisciplinary, community-based approach for the dignified and compassionate care and treatment of sexual assault patients.
Lewiston Police Department
It is the mission of the Lewiston Police Department to create an atmosphere of partnership with the community toward the common goal of protecting life and property, and enhancing the overall quality of life.
Auburn Police Department
Lisbon Police Department
Sabattus Police Department
Livermore Falls Police Department
Franklin County Sheriff’s Office
Farmington Police Department
Jay Police Department
Wilton Police Department
Oxford County Sheriff’s Office
Norway Police Department
South Paris Police Department