Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-252-5400

It takes a special team of individuals to work in an agency that is dedicated to serving the most severely abused children on the South Plains. Our team is made up of not only CAC staff but also personnel from our partner agencies and volunteers who support our work.  We all share three common core values:  the children come first in all that we do;  we operate as a seamless and unified team; and  each of us serves in the best interest of the children. 

The CAC works with a multidisciplinary team consisting of law enforcement, CPS, mental health professionals, child abuse pediatric specialists, prosecutors, Rape Crisis Centers, and Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Lubbock, Hale, Bailey, Lamb, Cochran, Hockley, Terry, Lynn, Garza, Floyd, King, Motley, Crosby, Dickens, and Yoakum County.  

A CAC forensic interviewer listens to the child’s story and asks non-leading, developmentally-appropriate 
questions, as the child talks about the trauma he/she has experienced.  Law enforcement and CPS professionals observe the interview from a separate room.  This reduces trauma for the child and provides for a much stronger case if the case goes to court.

Quotes from our MDT partners: 

"It is an awesome feeling when a case comes together with cooperation of all MDT agencies and a child and the family are grateful for a positive outcome to their case. It is a unique feeling of accomplishment for a job well done." 
                             - Patti S., C.A.R.E. Clinic, S.A.N.E.

 "The CAC of the South Plains provides an essential service of conducting forensic interviews of our child victims effectively and in a legally sound manner. They also provide numerous imperative services to these victims and their families who have been traumatized. They provide a sound foundation for a successful and thorough investigation for the most vulnerable victims."
                             - Sgt. Jeremy Steen, Crimes Against Children Unit

PARTNER AGENCIES

Hale County
Hale County District Attorney
Hale County Sheriff's Office
Hale Center Police Department
Plainview Police Department
Petersburg Police Department

Child Protective Services
Adult Protective Services
Child Care Licensing

Hockley/Cochran County
286th Judicial District Criminal District Attorney
Levelland Police Department
City of Ropesville 
City of Anton
Cochran County District Attorney's Office

Cochran County Sheriff's Office
Sundown Police Department

Child Protective Services
Adult Protective Services
Child Care Licensing

Lamb Count
Lamb County District Attorney
Lamb County Sheriff's Office

Littlefield Police Department
Olton Police Department
Child Protective Services
Adult Protective Services
Child Care Licensing

Lubbock County
Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney
Lubbock County Sheriff's Department
Lubbock Police Department
 Ransom Canyon Police Department

Slaton Police Department
Idalou Police Department
New Deal Police Department
Abernathy Police Department
Wolfforth Police Department
Shallowater Police Department
C.A.R.E. Center
Voice of Hope
Forensic Nurse Staffing of West Texas
Child Protective Services
Adult Protective Services
Child Care Licensing

Terry County 
Terry County District Attorney 
Terry County Sheriff's Office
Brownfield Police Department
Child Protective Services
Adult Protective Services
Child Care Licensing

Yoakum County
Yoakum County District Attorney
Yoakum County Sheriff's Office
Denver City Police Department
Child Protective Services
Adult Protective Services
Child Care Licensing