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The Road to Innovation Podcast, Episode 13: Handling child abuse cases during COVID-19 pandemic

Several reports say child abuse is on the rise because in many cases they are in lockdown with their abusers. On this episode of The Road To Innovation we focus on the handling of child abuse cases during the pandemic. Our guest, Sarah Burns with Dallas Children Advocacy Center talks about the people involved in each case and what they are able to do and provide for children experiencing abuse. Burns also touches on marketing and the heightened importance of making sure there is consistent communication of the facts and transparency.

"We are able to quickly coordinate cases so that children get the services that they need and deserve. That they get justice, they receive healing and to give them hope as well." - Sarah Burns.

About DCAC: 

"DCAC is the only agency of its kind in Dallas County, working in agreement with public and private agencies to investigate, prosecute, and provide healing services for child abuse cases in Dallas County. We reduce the re-victimization of the child, remove barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhance criminal prosecution with our distinctive multidisciplinary and united approach to these complex and severe cases.

We are a national and international leader in the Children’s Advocacy Center movement, recognized for our expertise in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases; cutting-edge clinical services and programs for victims and their non-offending family members; and our community and professional training programs."

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