Since 1991, the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center has been the local resource for children and families from the time that there is a concern for abuse throughout the entire healing process.

To prevent abuse, protect children and heal families.

To be THE leading child abuse and trauma center–changing the world, one child at a time.

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Child abuse does not define who a child is or who they will become. At the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center, children and families have a safe, child-friendly place to turn when there is a concern about abuse.

Primary services include providing immediate support and assistance to children and their families through forensic interviews, medical examinations and mental health assessments. Dee Norton also provides therapy to child victims and their families where appropriate. Dee Norton is a community-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and coordinates with more than 30 partner agencies in the Charleston community to take appropriate action and deliver the critical services needed for the child and family. We also strive to increase public awareness of the issue of child abuse. Dee Norton is a Charter Member of the National Children’s Alliance, the national accreditation body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) and an Affiliate Program of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Since 1991, Dee Norton has helped over 29,000 children and their families.

Our core values of Compassion, Collaboration and Commitment to Excellence reflect what is truly important to us as an organization. These values stand the test of time, from situation to situation and person to person. As such, they represent the underpinning of our organizational culture.

What happens at Dee Norton?

Watch our informational video to learn more about how the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center is changing the world, one child at a time!

What is a Children’s Advocacy Center?

Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) are a national model for the multidisciplinary, collaborative response for children when there is a concern for abuse. As an Accredited CAC, the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center has demonstrated adherence to standards believed to improve the community’s response to allegations of child abuse, and to helping coordinate services for children and families when abuse has occurred. For more information on CACs, visit the National Children’s Alliance website.