Child Abuse Prevention Agencies
Annually, more than 1,200 of 5,000 cases of abuse and neglect investigated in Tulsa County are confirmed abuse cases.
During April’s annual observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, four local organizations have joined together to call attention to the importance of preventing these tragedies and to all forms of child maltreatment:
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), The Parent Child Center (PCC), Child Abuse Network (CAN) and Family & Children’s Service (F&CS).
Tulsa CASA trains community volunteers to speak in court for the best interests of abused and neglected children in state custody in an effort to find each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
The PCC helps children and families find hope and learn skills to end child abuse and neglect by offering education, crisis and advocacy services CAN, in collaboration with its partners, exists to reduce the trauma that child abuse investigations can pose and provides specialized medical evaluations, interviews, community referrals and case reviews.
F&CS works with high-risk families to stabilize crises and prevent the removal of children from the home due to abuse or neglect.
These four organizations work to save lives and bring hope into the lives of children who need responsible adults to stand in the gap for their protection.