Every Child. Every Service. Every Effort.
Childrenz Haven is the Polk County Children's Advocacy Center.
Each year, thousands of Texas children suffer from abuse and neglect. More often than not, they are victimized by the adults they love and rely on to protect them.
In the past, our criminal justice system required multiple interviews by each agency with victimized children, often creating additional pain. Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas worked with the civil and criminal justice systems to make a change.
Childrenz Haven is a non-profit 501(c)3 founded in 2009. We are 1 of 70 Texas Children's Advocacy Centers providing a safe space for children and non-offending caregivers. We provide evidence-based, trauma-informed services when there is an allegation of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, child fatality, or child witness to a violent crime. We collaborate with law enforcement, CPS, and the prosecutors by coordinating joint investigations and facilitating case reviews so that no child’s case falls through the cracks.