February 5, 2013

Contact:  Tammy Hetmaniak, Community Outreach Coordinator 713-986-3482 or


On Saturday, February 2nd, at the 51st Houston ADDY Awards Gala, The Children’s Assessment Center (CAC) received a Gold ADDY Award in the category of PUBLIC SERVICE from the American Advertising Federation in Houston for its recently produced video, The Children’s Assessment Center Capital CampaignThe Children’s Assessment Center Capital Campaign video was created to recognize the serious issue of cyber solicitation while raising funds for The CAC’s Capital Campaign.

The video was also produced and is available in 30, 60 and 90- second PSA format.

About The CAC

The Children’s Assessment Center is Harris County’s only advocacy center serving sexually abused children and their families. 

The Children’s Assessment Center’s unique collaborative approach brings the components of assessment, prevention and treatment of child sexual abuse together in one child friendly facility.  The CAC serves nearly 5,000 clients every year in collaboration with 45 partner agencies such as the Houston Police Department, Houston Metro Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, among others.  Recently named a “2012 Top Workplace” by the Houston Chronicle, The CAC specializes in a variety of therapeutic and psychological services for victims and their families including crisis intervention and mental evaluation.  Learn more about The CAC at

About The CAC Capital Campaign

Since the current building was built in 1998, the number of staff members working at The CAC has increased by 81% and the number of partner agencies has more than quadrupled and unfortunately, The CAC has not seen the numbers of our victims decrease. The expansion will allow The CAC to better advocate for all children in Harris County through prevention and treatment of sexual abuse by providing additional space for trainings as well as allow for more space for staff members and partners agencies