|Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center
|Serving Gonzales & Lavaca Counties
|Changing Lives ~ Giving Hope
It is our mission to restore the
dignity, hope and security to
children of Gonzales, Lavaca
and surrounding counties by uniting
public officials and our community.
|To Report Suspected Abuse, call 1-800-252-5400 OR 911
|Texas Family Code (261.101) states that a person having cause to believe that a
child's physical or mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely
affected by the abuse or neglect must report immediately.
Failure to report is punishable by imprisonment for up to 180 days and/or a fine
up to $2,000.
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|Gonzales Regional Children's Advocacy Center is approved by the Internal
Revenue Service as a 501(C)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all donations are tax
deductible to the extent provided by law.
GRCAC's Federal Identification Number (EIN) is 74-2920527.
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A child who has been abused is forever changed. Child victims of
abuse need the careful attention of professionals trained to address
their special needs. In the past, each victim seeking help faced
multiple contacts with different community professionals, creating a
maze of confusion for the child and family.
With the support of our community, Norma's House enables children
to come to one place for safety, protection, and justice instead of
going from agency to agency. Children who may have been sexually
or physically abused are referred to NH by law enforcement and
CPS. When children arrive, they are welcomed by caring staff,
volunteers, and investigative professionals. Norma's House provides
an environment which reflects the physical and emotional atmosphere
of a home, rather than that of a clinic or institution.
Imagine your child or grandchild having to give his or her account of
abuse to strangers over and over. A specially trained forensic
interviewer talks with the child to determine the details about the
abuse. The forensic interview enables the child to only have to tell
their story once.
After the interview, the child and any non-offending family member are
offered counseling with one of our 2 licensed professional
counselors. There is no cost to our families for any of our services.
Sexual Exploitation of Children
Inspector Marx Howell, Retd.
Tx. Dept. of Public Safety
TCOLE Credits: 16 hrs.
CJAD Credits available.
October 14-15, 2014
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Two Rivers Church, Gonzales
Eligibility: All Criminal Justice Personnel
City, County, State & Probation Officers
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|What is Norma's House?
|Forensic Interviewer/Outreach Coordinator Position Open
Norma’s House is hiring a full time Forensic Interviewer/Outreach Coordinator.
This position will have duals role as Forensic Interviewer and Community
Outreach Coordinator. The person will be responsible for delivering community
outreach to criminal justice personnel, first responders, educators, CAC staff
and volunteers, the general public and children. This person will conduct
forensic interviews of children and some adults who are alleged victims of
abuse or neglect. Applicants must have a strong working knowledge of child
development, child abuse and neglect, the needs of rural communities and the
multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigations.
Bachelor’s degree in social work, criminal justice or other related field or
equivalent experience is required. Candidate must possess strong
communication skills, written and oral; must be highly organized and motivated
to work independently with direction and guidance from superiors and an
ability to work well with other professionals. Candidate must be proficient in
MS Office software with general computer/office skills.
Send application, cover letter, resume and references to Norma’s House: ann.
email@example.com or P.O. Box 1925, Gonzales, TX 78629.
Taking applications until October 1, 2014.