ACAC - Addison Children's Advocacy Center

     The Addison Children's Advocacy Center is a place where victims of sexual abuse or serious physical abuse of children can receive support. The goal of ACAC is to provide a location where victims and their non-offending family members will feel safe and can receive support for the variety of problems associated with these crimes. The Addison Children's Advocacy Center is dedicated to supporting victims and to educating the community about child abuse.

The ACAC was established to assure that the citizens of all communities in Addison County benefit from the effectiveness and support provided by team of professionals who jointly respond to allegations of sexual violence and serious child abuse.

Local agencies that participate in the ACAC include the Addison State's Attorney's Office, the Vermont State Police, the Vermont Department for Children and Families, the Vermont Department of Corrections, the Middlebury Police Department, the Vergennes Police Department, the Bristol Police Department, the Addison County Sheriff's Department, WomenSafe, Porter Medical Center and the ChildSafe Program of Vermont, Counseling Services of Addison County, Middlebury College and other professionals.

These agencies have joined together creating ACUSI the Addison County Unit for Special Investigations to assure that the victims and their non-offending family members receive prompt, professional, and competent investigations and support by a team of professionals who have been specially trained to support them through disclosure, investigations, and prosecution of sexual violence and serious child abuse.