Child Advocacy Center
The Dell Hayden Memorial Child Advocacy Center, named after the first director of the Family Crisis Center, creates a safe space to complete forensic interviews of children who have reported being sexual assaulted or abused.  A multi-disciplinary team comprised of law enforcement, prosecution, mental health, medical and advocacy personnel work together to interview a child in a comfortable environment without multiple interviews.  This approach has shown to be less traumatic for children and has a higher conviction rate for the prosecution.  The CAC has an interview room with cameras to record the interview, a team room so that the team can watch the interview and send questions into the forensic interviewer if more information is needed, an exam room where evidence is collected by a trained pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), and a family room for the non-offending parent to sit and wait while the interview is taking place. 

What Is a Child Advocacy Center?

A Child Advocacy Center serves children who have been abused or neglected.  The CAC coordinates a  collaborative partnership of professionals who are dedicated to providing    child-sensitive and compassionate services for the child and the child’s family. Professionals  representing child protective services, legal, law enforcement, mental health, medical and other disciplines  provide a coordinated team  response when a child reports abuse or when there is  reason to believe a child has been abused or neglected.   

 What Does the Dell Hayden Memorial CAC Provide?

  • A neutral, child-friendly place where victims of abuse can share the details of their abuse experience with trained, caring professionals.  
  • A program to refer abused  children to specialized mental health and medical services that treat their  physical and psychological health needs.  
  • A forum or “home” where law enforcement, child protection workers, prosecutors, therapists, medical providers and victim advocates can share information and develop coordinated strategies tailored to the needs of each case. 
  •   A system of support for abused children and their non-offending caregivers to connect families with resources to resolve the abuse crisis.   

Contact Information:

Dell Hayden Memorial Child Advocacy Center

1924 Broadway Avenue

Great Bend, Kansas 67530-4010

Office - 620-603-6515

24-hour Hotline - 866-792-1885


  Dell Hayden Memorial Child Advocacy Center

1924 Broadway Avenue, Great Bend, Kansas 67530

                  Phone: 620-603-6515 ~ Fax: 620-793-9943 ~ Email: