Baltimore Child Abuse Center

Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC) opened in 1987 in response to growing awareness that sexually abused children not only suffered from the abuse itself, but also from the lengthy investigations that followed. While the investigative process was meant to help, it was repetitive and often re-victimized the children.

BCAC has since developed a coordinated response with Baltimore City Police, Child Protective Services and the State’s Attorney’s Office resulting in timely, child-sensitive investigations of child sexual abuse within two hours of a report. BCAC staff is available to respond 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

BCAC provides all reported victims of child sexual abuse in Baltimore, and their non-offending caretakers, with comprehensive interviews, medical treatment, referrals and crisis counseling services, with a goal of preventing future abuse. Each year the organization helps more than 850 children and families recover from abuse.

BCAC raises awareness of child sexual abuse through prevention training with children and adults. BCAC is committed to reducing the incidents of child abuse in Maryland. They believe that it can be done if Marylanders learn more about this crime of secrecy and take responsibility for protecting all children.

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2300 N. Charles St.
Baltimore , MD 21218
(410) 396-6147

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