Child Advocacy Centers

Child Advocacy Centers


(Organized by study)

Multi-Site Evaluation of Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs)

Walsh, W.A., Cross, T.P., & Jones, L.M. (2012). Do parents blame or doubt their child more when sexually abused by adolescents versus adults? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27(3), 453-470.  (CV230)

Cross, T.P., Fine, J.E., Jones, L.M, and Walsh, W.A. (2012) Mental Health Professionals in Children's Advocacy Centers: Is there role conflict? Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 21:91-108. (CV226)

Lippert, T., Cross, T.P., Jones, L.M., & Walsh, W. (2010). Suspect confession of child sexual abuse to investigators. Child Maltreatment, 15(2): 161-170. (CV202)

Walsh, W., Jones, L.M., Cross, T.P., & Lippert, T. (2010). Prosecuting child sexual abuse: The importance of evidence type. Crime & Delinquency, 56(3): 436-454. (CV175)

Jones, L.M., Atoro, K.E., Cross, T.P., Walsh, W.A., Shadoin, A., & Magnuson, S. (2010). Non-offending caregiver and youth experiences with child sexual abuse investigations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(2): 291-314. (CV125)

Lippert-Luikart, T., Jones, L. M., & Walsh, W. A. (2009). Telling interviewers about sexual abuse: Predictors of child disclosure at forensic interviews. Child Maltreatment, 14(4): 100-113. (CV 180)

Cross, T.P., Jones, L.M., Walsh, W.A., Simone, M., Kolko, D.J., Szczepanski, J., Lippert, T., Davison, K., Cryns, A., Sosnowski, P., Shadoin, A., and Magnuson, S. (2008) Evaluating children's advocacy centers' response to child sexual abuse. Juvenile Justice Bulletin, 1-12. (CV136)

Walsh, W.A., Lippert T., Cross, T.P., Maurice, D. and Davison, K. (2008). How long to prosecute child sexual abuse for a community using a Children’s Advocacy Center and two comparison communities? Child Maltreatment, 31(1), 3-13. (CV162) 

Cross, T. P., Jones, L. M., Walsh, W. A., Simone, M., and Kolko D. (2007). Child forensic interviewing in children’s advocacy centers:  Empirical data on a practice model?  Child Abuse & Neglect, 31, 1031-1052.  (CV 108)

Jones, L.M., Cross, T. P., Walsh, W. A., and Simone, M. (2007). Do Children’s Advocacy Centers improve families’ experiences of child abuse investigations? Child Abuse & Neglect, 31, 1069-1085. (CV 124)

Walsh, W. A., Cross, T. P., Jones, L. M., and Simone, M. (2007).  Which sexual abuse victims receive a forensic medical examination?: The impact of children’s advocacy centers.  Child Abuse & Neglect, 31,1053-1068. (CV 111)

Finkelhor, D., Cross, T.P., and Cantor, E. N. (2006). How the justice system responds to juvenile victims: A comprehensive model. Juvenile Justice Bulletin - NCJ210951, (pgs. 1-12). Washington, DC: Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention. (CV62B)

Cross, T.P., Finkelhor, D. and Ormrod, R. (2005). Police involvement in child protective services investigations. Child Maltreatment, 10(3): 224-244. (CV83)

Finkelhor, D., Cross, T.P., and Cantor, E. N. (2005). The justice system for juvenile victims: A comprehensive model of case flow. Trauma, Violence and Abuse, 6(2), 1-20. (CV62J)

Jones, L. M., Cross, T. P., Walsh, W. A., and Simone, M. (2005). Criminal investigations of child abuse: The research behind “best practices.” Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 6(3). (CV85)

Simone, M., Cross, T. P., Jones, L. M. and Walsh, W. A. (2005). Children’s Advocacy Centers: Understanding of a phenomenon. In K.A. Kendall-Tackett & Giacomoni, S. M. (Eds.), Child Victimization (pp. 22-1 to 22-24). Kingston, NJ: Civic Research Institute. (CV99)

Walsh, W.A. and Wolak, J. (2005). Can nonforcible sex crimes be successfully prosecuted when victims are willing adolescents. Child Maltreatment, 10(3): 260-271. (CV105)

Walsh, W.A., Jones, L. M., and Cross, T. P. (2003).  Children's Advocacy Centers: One Philosophy, Many Models. APSAC Advisor, 15 (3), 3-7.  (CV 80)

Cross, T. P., Walsh, W. A., Simone, M., and Jones, L.M. (2003). Prosecution of child abuse: A meta-analysis of rates of criminal justice decisions. Trauma, Violence and Abuse 4(4), 323-340. (CV79)


Walsh, W.A., Jones, L. M. & Swiecicki, C.C. (2014). Using Child Advocacy Center tracking data to examine criminal disposition times. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23 (1), 198-216. (CV258)

Survey of Police Reporting and Help Seeking among Families of Child Physical & Sexual Assault Victims (Police Reporting Survey)

Kopiec, K., Finkelhor, D., and Wolak, J. (2004). Which juvenile victims get mental health treatment? Child Abuse & Neglect, 28: 45-59. (CV54)

Finkelhor, D. and Wolak, J. (2003). Reporting assaults against juveniles to the police: Barriers & catalysts. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18(2): 103-128. (CV52)

Finkelhor, D., Wolak, J., and Berliner, L. (2001). Police reporting and professional help for child victims: A review. Child Maltreatment, 6(1): 17-30. (CV29)