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Kentucky Children's Advocacy Centers

A Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) provides a child-focused environment to coordinate the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse while helping abused children heal. CACs are located throughout the state and provide all services at no cost to a child's family.

Services include: forensic interviews, medical examinations, advocacy, counseling, and community education. For more information on Kentucky's CACs, please visit www.kacac.org or contact one of the local centers.

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TitleAddressPhoneFaxToll FreeWebsite
Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center103 E 12th Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101(270) 783-4357(270) 783-8865 Visit Website
Judi’s Place for Kids128 S College St, Pikeville, KY 41501(606) 437-7447(606) 432-0508(866) 437-7447Visit Website
Buffalo Trace Children’s Advocacy Center224 Limestone St, Maysville, KY 41056(606) 563-0572(606) 563-0574(877) 563-0572Visit Website
Children's Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass162 N Ashland Ave, Lexington, KY 40502(859) 225-5437(859) 225-1102 Visit Website
Cumberland Valley Children’s Advocacy Center1130 E 4th St, London, KY 40741(606) 878-9116(606) 864-0853 Visit Website
Family & Children’s Place - Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center1000 S 5th St, Louisville, KY 40203(502) 893-3900(502) 893-9646 Visit Website
The Children's Advocacy Center of the Green River District537 S Green St, Henderson, KY 42420(270) 830-8400(270) 830-8262(888) 989-8400Visit Website
Gateway Children's Advocacy Center310 E Main St, Morehead, KY 40351(606) 780-7848(606) 780-0648(888) 285-1655
Kentucky River Children’s Advocacy Center The Care Cottage465 Cedar St, Hazard, KY 41701(606) 487-9173(606) 487-9171(866) 248-6486Visit Website
Hope’s Place1100 Greenup Ave, Ashland, KY 41101(606) 325-4737(606) 325-9168(866) 325-4737Visit Website
Lake Cumberland Children's Advocacy Center472 S Main St, Jamestown, KY 42629(270) 343-6922(270) 343-6006(877) 588-4644
Lincoln Trail Advocacy & Support Center890 Rineyville Rd, Elizabethtown, KY 42701(270) 234-0577(270) 234-8367(877) 672-2124Visit Website
Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center4890 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042(859) 442-3200(859) 442-3201 Visit Website
Pennyrile Children’s Advocacy Center409 E 7th St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240(270) 881-1111(270) 881-1105 Visit Website
Purchase Area Sexual Assault & Child Advocacy Center1605 N Friendship Rd, Paducah, KY 42001(270) 534-4422(270) 534-4409(800) 928-7273Visit Website

 
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State Resources

Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky (PCAK)
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky is a statewide organization with the sole mission of preventing the abuse and neglect of Kentucky’s children. Through the provision of services such as parent education and support, training, and awareness resources, PCAK strives to enhance the community’s capacity to strengthen families. Through community involvement, public education and advocacy, PCAK empowers the community to become involved with this mission. PCAK also has a variety of printed materials, and printer friendly resources, such as a brochure on “What Everyone Should Know About Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect.”

Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs
The Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. (KASAP) serves as the statewide coalition of Kentucky’s 13 Rape Crisis Centers. KASAP is involved on the state and local level by co-hosting an annual conference, offering technical assistance and training opportunities, publishing many works on sexual assault, and informing best-practices for services. KASAP serves as a resource in Kentucky for information and services related to sexual assault.

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services
The Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Community Based Services, Division of Protection and Permanency, child protection program has primary responsibility for receiving and investigating reports of alleged child abuse and neglect and for providing services to children and their families where abuse and neglect are found. It is also the responsibility of this program to educate and inform the community about issues of child abuse and neglect and the community’s responsibility in this area.

National Resources

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The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation
The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse & Exploitation’s mission is a unified effort to promote the healthy development of children & youth; and end their sexual abuse and exploitation.

Joyful Heart Foundation
The mission of the Joyful Heart Foundation is to heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse, and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues. All activities are conducted with the underlying spirit of collaboration, supporting and affirming existing services for survivors and efforts to end violence and abuse. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Child Protection Hot Line

If you believe a child is being abused, neglected or is dependent, please call the Child Protection Hot Line number below or the Protection and Permanency office in your county.

1-877-KYSAFE1 or 1-877-597-2331 (Toll Free)​​​​

The online Kentucky Child/Adult Protective Services Reporting System is available for professionals to report non-emergency situations that do not require an immediate response from our staff. The website is monitored from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday. Reports will not be reviewed during evenings, weekends or state holidays.

For information regarding reporting standards and investigation protocol, please review the Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect Booklet.​​