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If you suspected child abuse, where would you turn?

Help. Hope. Support.                

LACASA Center provides comprehensive services for victims and survivors of child abuse.

When a suspected case of child abuse is reported to authorities, we work in collaboration with Livingston County child welfare agencies, law enforcement and the court systems to investigate cases of abuse.

We are here to ensure survivors and their families have a place to turn for help, hope and healing.

Who uses our programs and services:
  • Child and adult survivors of abuse who want counseling and resources
  • Family members and friends who want counseling, support and resources

We Provide:

Fast facts:

  • 1.25M children are victims of abuse or neglect each year in the USA

  • 5 children die each day in the U.S. as a result of child abuse

  • 90% of juvenile sexual abuse victims know their perpetrator in some way

  • 80% of abused children suffer from health or psychological disorders as adults

  • 30% of abused children will later abuse their own children

  • 85% of all prison inmates were abused as children


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LACASA Staff Insight

Why Children Don’t Tell: Sandusky case sheds light on complexities of child sexual abuse

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is updated regularly in the footnote section, which provides links to ongoing news about the Penn State Scandal and its aftermath. By Robin L. O’Grady with Nicole Matthews-Creech The conviction of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky captured the nation’s attention and cast a spotlight on an endless question: […]