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Leavenworth Child Advocacy Center

920 6th Avenue
Leavenworth, KS 66048
(913) 682-8979


General Email:

Primary CAC
Helen Swan, CAC Coordinator
Kay Andersen, Executive Director


Mission Statement: The Child Advocacy Center of Leavenworth County is the collaboration of public and private professional agencies designed to combat the abuse of children. The goal is to provide services for children and families who have experienced the trauma of physical and/or sexual abuse.

CAC Operations Began:

Organizational Model:
Within the umbrella of Alliance Against Family Violence

Counties Served in Official Service Area:

Service Area Population /  Community Characteristics:

50,001 – 100,000
Average Number of Children Receiving Core CAC Services:

Operations began June 2008
Ages of Children Served:

<18 years
Case Criteria:
Allegations of Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Child Witness to Violence. Referrals accepted from Law Enforcement, SRS.

Leavenworth County Attorney’s Office
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office
Basehor, Lansing, Leavenworth, Tonganoxie Police Depts
Leavenworth Area Social and Rehabilitation Service 9KC Metro Region)
Johnson Forensic Legal Nurse Consulting
North Kansas Family Solutions
Mary Spickelmier, Counselor/Play Therapist

Core Program Components/Services: Cases Reviewed by MDT
Forensic Interviews
Victim Advocacy
Mental Health Treatment provided on-site
Medical Evaluations provided on-site
Case Tracking

Additional Services:
Court Advocacy/Accompaniment
Domestic Violence Advocacy
Medical Exam/Hospital Accompaniment
Training for Partner Agency Professionals
Support Groups
Play Therapy

Facility Information: Suite of offices located within the medical building of Cushing Memorial Hospital. Rooms include interview / observation room, medical exam rooms and case conference area.

Annual CAC Budget:

$50,001 - $100,000
Funding Sources: Government Grants (State/Federal)
Contributions (corporate, individual, organizations)
United Way