The child advocacy center allows the capability for centralized services. Children receive forensic interviews and forensic medical exams at the CAC in a child-friendly environment. The CAC utilizes a Multidisciplinary Team to provide comprehensive services to victims of child abuse.
The Flathead County Children’s Advocacy Center is a non profit government based Children’s Advocacy Center. The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office serves as the umbrella agency providing administrative support for the CAC. The FCCAC also has an advisory board consisting of one representative from each partner agency.
The multidisciplinary team is an interdisciplinary, coordinated systems approach to the investigation of child abuse. It is comprised of members representing law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical and mental health. The collaborative communication between these disciplines contributes to effective prosecution of offenders when applicable and the service needs of victims and families being met.
Flathead County Sheriff’s Office
Kalispell Police Department
Whitefish Police Department
Columbia Falls Police Department
Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child Protective Services Division
County Attorney’s Office
Victim Advocacy, Violence Free Crisis Line
Western Regional Mental Health, Stillwater Therapeutic Services
Kalispell Regional Medical Center
Contact Kipp Tkachyk, MDT Director at 406-758-5593 or Report Abuse at 1-866-820-5437