The CARES Team

In the past, when children suffered abuse, information-sharing was often difficult between the agencies investigating the allegations. However, with the implementation of the "Multi-disciplinary Team," there has been much improvement in this area. The staff at The Saville Center now coordinates team investigations of child abuse. The Child Abuse Response, Evaluation and Support Team (CARES Team) includes professionals from Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, the District Attorney’s office and Mental and Medical Health Services. Each week, the CARES Team meets to discuss, share information and make decisions regarding child abuse cases in Payne County. These professionals see the greater good in working together on investigations and all agree that this unified approach has a positive influence on their work environments. The Saville Center also provides access to valuable training for these professionals. The Saville Center works with Oklahoma and national organizations to bring top notch trainers on-site to Stillwater, as well as providing assistance to off-site conferences and seminars. Through these trainings, the CARES Team continuously grows by learning new skills and staying up to date on the ever-changing world of child abuse investigation and prosecution.



The Saville Center brings together all the professionals and agencies needed to offer services: law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, mental health, medical, and advocacy.


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Individuals often feel powerless when confronted with child abuse. However, one person can do something! The Saville Center has found a way for one person to make a lasting difference in an abused child's life - sponsorship!


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