Assessment, advocacy and treatment all in one location.
The Orange County Children's Advocacy Center is a place where professionals, such as police officers, Florida Department of Children and Families workers, school officials, nurses and doctors jointly investigate and protect victims of our community’s worst child abuse cases. Children are able to tell their stories in one family friendly location, which gives them the chance they deserve to heal from abuse.
The program's main goals are to prevent the re-victimization of children, to ensure abused children can get mental health counseling to heal, and to effectively prosecute perpetrators of child abuse. We have served cases involving:
- Child sexual abuse
- Child deaths
- Shaken babies
- Broken bones
The Howard Phillips Center Lobby
|Personal Child Advocates
To ensure each child is helped according to his or her specific needs, a personal child advocate is provided to guide families through the entire process, from the beginning of the abuse investigation to prosecution of the offender.
The child advocate helps:
- Provide a feeling of safety for the child.
- Alleviate the crisis faced by the child and the child's family.
- Link the family with specialized counseling services.
Orange County Children's Advocacy Center is located at the Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families:
The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families
601 W. Michigan Street ~ Orlando, FL 32805
To report suspected child abuse, please call 1.800.96.ABUSE (22873).