Monarch Child Justice & Advocacy Center Who We Are

July 8th, 2010, 08:07:48 Anne


Monarch’s Children’s Justice & Advocacy Center is a program of Community Action Council  serving children and families in Thurston County, Washington. MCJAC is one of eight operating child advocacy centers in the State of Washington and one of over 600 nationwide.

Child Advocacy Centers work to reduce the incidence and impact of child abuse by providing a coordinated, multidisciplinary response to victims of child abuse and their families. This response includes prevention, investigation, prosecution, and treatment and includes community partners who are experts in those areas.


Our partners include:

DSHS/Division of Children’s Services

DSHS/Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration

Lacey Police Department

Office of the Attorney General

Olympia Police Department

Private therapists and child advocates

Providence St. Peter Hospital Sexual Assault Clinic*

Rainier Police Department


Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Special Victim’s Unit

Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Victim/Witness Program

Thurston County Public Health & Social Services

Thurston County Sheriff’s Office

Tumwater Police Department

Yelm Police Department

*Co-located at the Center

Community Action Council

Community Action CouncilCommunity Action Council is a private, non-profit 501c(3) agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and focuses on meeting the needs of low-income individuals and families through a variety of programs designed to help them become independent and more self-sufficient.

National Children's Alliance

National Children's AllianceNational Children’s Alliance is a professional membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.