The Mikailia Child Advocacy Center of Lassen County functions as a collaborative multidisciplinary team, in partnership with various community agencies to support and assist children and developmentally disabled adults by reducing the amount of trauma to victims and families, while supporting effective investigations and prosecutions throughout the criminal justice system.

"You are already strong, be brave! "- Mikailia

What We Do

We are a community-based Multidisciplinary Interview Team (MDIT) that responds to child abuse through a trauma-informed, research-based approach. At the Mikailia Child Advocacy Center (MCAC) we  strive to reduce the number of interviews a child has to endure. At the MCAC, the child tells a trained forensic interviewer what happened to them in a child-friendly environment. Then, the MDIT makes a decision together regarding how to best help the child based on the interview and the trauma that child has suffered. Our collaborative team consists of professionals from various agencies, including but not limited to:

  • Lassen County District Attorney's Office
  • Lassen County Victim Witness
  • Lassen County Behavioral Health
  • Lassen County Child & Family Services
  • Lassen County Sheriff's Department
  • Susanville Police Department
  • Lassen Family Services, Inc.
  • Banner Lassen Medical Center

MCAC Satisfaction Survey

Please help us evaluate our Child Advocacy Center. We are interested in your honest opinion, whether positive or negative. Your feedback will help determine what we may need to work on to serve you and other families better. Completed surveys take only a couple of minutes and are anonymous. Thank you! 

MCAC Video Diary

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MCAC in the News


Report  Child Abuse – Lassen County Child & Family Services (530) 251-8277

The Child Abuse Prevention Center 

Lassen Family Services, Inc.

Lassen County Victim Witness

Child Welfare Information Gateway

National Children’s Alliance


This project is supported by the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) through a Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA) grant from the Office of Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Grant #2016-VA-GX-0057