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24-Hour Teen Crisis Hotline:

1000 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-296-4118
Fax: 434-295-2638
Email: info@cyfs.org

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Victims of Child Abuse

CYFS's Victims of Child Abuse Program (VOCA) provides no-cost counseling to children and families who have suffered the trauma of abuse to help them begin healing and create safe environments.

Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.
  • Research has found that early identification and intervention are strategies that prevent or decrease the impact of exposure to violence/trauma.

How Does VOCA Work?

  • VOCA offers counseling services to children ages 2-18 who have been victims of abuse or neglect, or have witnessed domestic violence.
  • Counselors work with non-abusing parents, foster parents, or primary caregivers to help children and their support system understand and agree on ways to maintain safety.
  • Children must live in Charlottesville or Albemarle, Louisa, Fluvanna, Nelson and Greene counties to be eligible for services.
  • Counseling is free of charge for as long as children need it. 
  • Counseling sessions are held at CYFS's Charlottesville office, and at the Department of Social Services Offices in Fluvanna and Louisa.

This project is supported by grant # 13-E5943DV13 through the Department of Criminal Justice Services and grant # FAM-12-052-10 from the Virginia Department of Social Services.

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