A Child’s Place

A Child’s Place (ACP) is the Allegheny County Child Advocacy Center, a fully accredited Child Advocacy Center of the National Children’s Alliance. This website will answer many questions and concerns related to child abuse issues.

Many times parents have a “gut feeling” or are concerned about their children’s behaviors or statements and don’t know where to turn. If you are one of these parents and live in the Greater Pittsburgh area, ACP would be a good place to look for guidance and direction. ACP hopes that you may be able to have a better, clearer plan of action after reading and reviewing the materials on this site.

ACP has functioned as a team for over 20 years and has been involved with more than 25,000 cases of suspected child abuse. Your review of this site is strictly confidential and is not monitored. If we can assist you with your concerns or questions, please call our office at the number below.

Of the 700+ children we evaluate each year, about one-half disclose abuse. Of the group that discloses abuse, about one-half of those cases result in criminal prosecution. The lack of prosecution is most often due to the child’s age and their inability to testify in court, and this testimony is required by Pennsylvania law. At times children disclose abuse and later recant. That is to be expected about one-fourth of the time.

if you would like to contact us to discuss your concerns or make an appointment, please call 412-232-7200.