Because the legal system can be difficult to negotiate, and gaining access to supportive agencies and therapy can also be complicated, Kristi House Case Coordinators work directly with families to facilitate these processes.
Case Coordinators determine the needs of children and families, make referrals for needed services, assist families in accessing those services, and assist in the coordination of services with agencies in the Center, and community, to help reduce system trauma. Kristi House provides a vital support system to victims encouraging them to pursue all avenues of treatment and all legal means to stop the abuse and ensure long-term recovery.
Case Coordinators provide an avenue for families to work with law enforcement agencies and/or the State Attorney’s office when a criminal investigation process is necessary. They also educate the families about the investigative and prosecutorial process and connect children and families to appropriate service providers in the community.
Kristi House Case Coordinators ensure that child sexual abuse victims and their families receive:
- all necessary services applicable to their unique situations
- access to treatment that is individually tailored to the specific clinical needs of the child and family
- victim advocacy
- system coordination, linking legal, medical and emotional supports
Kristi House provides services at no cost to all clients regardless of race, religion, age, gender, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, country of origin, or language. Appropriate communication aids and translation services are available.
For additional information, please contact: kristi@KristiHouse.org