Breaking the cycle of abuse, one child at a time
The mission of Brazoria County Alliance for Children, Inc. is to provide services and meet the needs of abused and neglected children by partnering with law enforcement and other social service providers within Brazoria County.
BCAC will provide all necessary services to let a child recover from the effects of the trauma as a result of child abuse and put her/him on a path towards a full, productive and happy life. The initial focus is on crisis intervention and management, but BCAC’s added value is delivered in the form of hope and healing through therapy.A consistent demonstration of unyielding and uncompromised integrity in support of carrying out our mission and in the delivery of services. We act with honesty and adhere to the highest standards of moral and ethical values and principles through our personal and professional behavior.Trust and trustworthiness go hand in hand with how we conduct ourselves, as we sustain a culture that is based upon ethical conduct. We expect our actions to be consistent with our words, and our words to be consistent with our intentions. We hold ourselves accountable for our words and our actions.
We accept our responsibilities, share leadership in a democratic spirit, and subject ourselves to the highest standards of public trust. We uphold the highest standards of fairness, act as responsible citizens, respect equality and the rights of others, and treat all individuals with dignity. We treat clients, collaborative partners and our peers equitably and place the highest value on truth and accuracy. We place a higher value on teamwork and expanding and sharing knowledge rather than on recognition or ownership. We pledge to make wise use of our resources and be good stewards of financial, capital and human resources.
Historically, when responding to reports of child abuse and neglect, numerous problems have been encountered, including excessive interviews of child victims, development of physical evidence and lack of communication among involved agencies and individuals.Having recognized these issues, Brazoria County developed a cooperative team approach to the investigation of child abuse and neglect. Beginning in October of 2004, the first child was interviewed at Brazoria County Alliance for Children. B.C.A.C. staff work with representatives from Child Protective Services, the police departments, the sheriff’s office, the district attorney’s office, medical personnel, therapists and other community service agencies, who comprise a team of experts designed to review cases of children who have been abused and determine if there is enough evidence to pursue prosecution against the alleged perpetrator.This is an important component as it brings justice to children who have been traumatized by abuse. B.C.A.C. provides a warm, home -like, neutral environment for children who are brought here for the interview process upon an outcry of alleged abuse or neglect.