At a projected cost of $5.2 million, this 17,000 square foot expansion and remodel of our existing space will provide for co-location with Lincoln Police Department Special Victims Unit, medical evaluations for every child, triage space for children awaiting foster care placement, as well as additional training and prevention staff and increased on-site mental health services.
Since 1998, the Child Advocacy Center has served as the primary response to child abuse in Southeast Nebraska. Now, we are looking to the next 20 years and the proactive stance we need to take against child abuse.
While we are proud of the strides made on behalf of child survivors thus far, we recognize there is still much to be done. We are currently working on a capital campaign project that will allow for the Lincoln Police Department Special Victims Unit to office on-site at the CAC. The Lincoln Police Department will be moving the Special Victims Unit into our new space upon building completion, projected for Spring of 2023. Additional building space is needed for this purpose along with the needs of our expanded services. This will result in better collaboration, higher quality services for child survivors, and improved legal outcomes in our efforts with the prosecution of their abusers. Our agency partnership is stronger than ever, and we are actively planning to accommodate the current needs of our teams that will also allow for future expansion. The Lincoln Police Department shares equal excitement in this next phase of our collaborative efforts to protect the children in our community.
Please see the resources below for information on the Child Advocacy Center's Room to Heal Capital Campaign. For additional questions or comments, please contact Paige Piper, CAC Executive Director at (402) 476-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.