Why are we here?

An average of six new Travis County children per day visit the Center for Child Protection to tell their story of abuse. Approximately 90% of these children know and trust their abuser. Trauma from abuse, whether physical or sexual, may have led many children to believe no one cares about them. DoubleTake Austin is here to change that perception.

DoubleTake volunteers care deeply about supporting children as they heal from trauma and helping prevent child abuse through awareness and education. We work to support the Center for Child Protection, a nationally accredited children's advocacy center, and the only nonprofit in Travis County involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes against children.

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Center for Child Protection

For 30 years, the Center for Child Protection has been the first stop for children in Travis County who are suspected victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse, and for children who have witnessed a violent crime.

The Center is a child-friendly, specially-equipped facility where children go for recorded forensic interviews, medical exams, counseling and intervention. All services are provided to children and their protective caregivers at no charge and are available in English and Spanish.

The Center serves as the commuity representative for the Travis County Child Protection Team and works closely with the following agencies to better serve every single child who walks through their doors.

  • Austin Police Department

  • AISD Police Department

  • Dell Children's Medical Center

  • Texas Deptartment of Family & Protective Services

  • Travis County District Attorney's Office

  • Travis County Sheriff's Department

  • Local law enforcement jurisdictions including: Bee Cave, Briarcliff, Cedar Park, Elgin, Jonestown, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Leander, Manor, Mustang Ridge, Pflugerville, Rollingwood, Sunset Valley, University of Texas and Westlake Hills.

How can you help?

With the knowledge that child abuse is preventable, it is important to learn how we can all help protect children in our community. Below are 5 tips to prevent child abuse. To learn more, join the Center for Child Protection for a free educational training by contacting training@centerforchildprotection.org.

  1. LEARN THE FACTS: The Center sees approximately 6 new children per day who have been abused or witnessed a violent crime.

  2. MINIMIZE THE OPPORTUNITY: Eliminate or reduce isolated, one-on-one situations to decrease the risk for abuse.

  3. TALK ABOUT IT: Have open conversations with children about our bodies, sex and boundaries.

  4. RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS: Kids don't always tell us they're being abused. Learn the signs to help protect them.

  5. REACT RESPONSIBLY: Help children by giving them a voice.

For more information about services provided by Center for Child Protection,

please visit centerforchildprotection.org or call 512.472.1164.

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