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Foothills Child Advocacy Center

Address 1106 E High St
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Phone (434) 971-7233
Website http://www.foothillscac.org
Primary Contact Emily Taylor
Primary Email etaylor@foothillscac.org
Executive Director In Transition - Hiring Underway
Primary Focus Area Children/Youth (non-education)
Service Areas
  • Albemarle
  • Buckingham
  • Charlottesville
  • Fluvanna
  • Greene
  • Louisa
  • Madison
  • Nelson
  • Orange

Mission Statement

Foothills Child Advocacy Center provides a coordinated system of effective response and intervention to children who have been victimized. Our goals are to minimize trauma, promote healing, and ensure child safety.


Foothills works to:
-Provide a child-friendly, safe and neutral location in which Law Enforcement and Child Protective Services may conduct and observe child forensic interviews and the non-offending parents/caregivers may receive support; ​
-Bring 14 community agencies together as a multi-disciplinary team in order to enhance communication and collaboration and minimize duplication of services; ​
-Help the team make decisions regarding protection of the child, criminal charges, and treatment needs of the child and family by conducting sound forensic interviews and risk, need, and trauma assessments; ​
-Promote healing by providing the child and non-offending family members support, crisis intervention, education, and needed referrals; ​
-Advocate for best practices in child abuse investigations and treatment; and ​
-Educate our community about child abuse.

Key Programs

Program 1