CALICO achieves justice and healing for abused children.
CALICO is the Child Abuse, Listening, Interviewing, and Coordination center.
We achieve justice by bringing together law enforcement officers, child welfare workers, prosecutors, and other professionals to investigate abuse allegations and elicit testimony from children. We use a nationally proven method designed to attain thorough and accurate information while protecting the emotional needs of the victim.
CALICO is one of most established and effective child advocacy centers in California and perhaps in the country. CALICO exemplifies the best practices for the sensitive collaboration that is necessary to investigate child abuse allegations and personifies the mission of the child advocacy movement to reduce trauma to and promote the healing of the children and families involved in these difficult cases.
—Cindi King, Executive Director
California Network of Child Advocacy Centers