Mission Statement

The Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center is a not-for-profit agency that, along with our partner agencies, provides services in Okaloosa and Walton Counties which:

  • prevent child abuse
  • reduce the trauma of sexual and physical abuse
  • protect and treat child abuse victims and their families while holding offenders accountable
  • restore the lives and futures of abused, neglected, and drug-endangered children and their families.


Guiding Principles

In fulfilling our mission the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center embraces these guiding principles:

  • To bring together and facilitate the work of professionals from our partner agencies: the State Attorney’s Office, the Child Protection Team, the Florida Department of Children and Families and area law enforcement agencies under one roof in a child-friendly environment
  • To provide intervention and therapeutic treatment services at no charge to child victims of abuse and their families
  • To offer child abuse prevention education and training in Okaloosa and Walton Counties
  • To connect children and families traumatized by abuse with needed community resources