The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast MO

The Child Advocacy Center


In 1985, Former Congressman Robert E. “Bud” Cramer (AL), who was then a District Attorney in Madison County, Alabama, saw the need to create a better system to help abused children. The social service and the criminal justice systems, at the time, were not working together in an effective manner that children could trust, adding to the children’s emotional distress, and creating a segmented, repetitious, and often frightening experience for the child victims.
Since the creation of child advocacy centers (CACs) in 1985, there are now over 1000 operating in the United States and in more than 34 countries throughout the world. The Child Advocacy Center of Northeast Missouri, is one of 15 child advocacy centers in Missouri serving 14 counties.


Deliver excellence in child abuse response, offer a path towards healing, and educate the community.

Areas we serve

The Center has expanded its service area to include the fourteen (14) counties of St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Marion, Monroe, Shelby, Lewis, Clark, Knox, Scotland, and Schuyler. The main office is located in Wentzville, MO with another office located in Hannibal, MO, and a satellite office in Memphis, MO.