Child Advocacy Center

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County is to promote child well-being by providing a child and family focused center to address reports of child maltreatment. Together we seek to prevent and reduce trauma to children and families using a multidisciplinary approach to investigation, prosecution, treatment, education, and advocacy.

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a program of Frederick County Government. The CAC works collaboratively with community partners including the State’s Attorney’s Office, Department of Social Services, Frederick Police Department, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Frederick Memorial Hospital, City of Frederick, Heartly House, Frederick County Public Schools, Friends of the Child Advocacy Center, interns, local non-profit agencies, faith communities, businesses, and citizens. Services provided at the CAC that are available to referred children and their non-offending caregivers and family members include forensic interviews of children, pediatric medical examinations, counseling for children and non-offending caregivers, and advocacy.

For more information on the full range of services offered by CAC, check out their website and Facebook page.


If you or someone you know is a victim of child abuse, call:

Child Protective Services — 301-600-2464 (8:00-4:00 pm); 301-564-8230 (after-4:00 pm)

Multidisciplinary Services for Child Abuse Victims and their families

Frederick County Child Advocacy Center — 301-600-1758

Frederick City Police — 301-600-1857

Frederick County Sheriff’s Department — 301-600-6801

Maryland State Police Department — 301-739-2101

State’s Attorney Office — 301-600-2573

Victim Witness Coordinator — 301-600-2594