CATS

What We Do...

Clinical Services – Medical exams and evidence collection, assessment of injuries, laboratory testing, medication for acute assault victims, medical referrals and follow-up examinations as necessary.

Specialized forensic interviews of victims are provided to law enforcement, local district attorneys and child protective services. Audio and video recording of each interview reduces repetitive victim interviews. Translations services are provided for non-English speaking individuals.

Concerted community outreach educates thousands of teachers, childcare providers, medical professionals, police departments and community members each year about the different types of abuse indicators of abuse, the importance of reporting abuse and the short and long term consequences of failing to report abuse. New prevention programs include Safe Dates - an adolescent dating abuse prevention program and Escape Now an Abuse Prevention & Empowerment program for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities to make effective, self-protective decisions. 

Free Workshops – For information on conducting a Mandated Child Abuse Reporting Workshop at your facility, call 818.908.8632. If you would like information for Prevention Education call 818.718.5922. 

For more information contact: 

Gina D'Aquilla
Program Manager/Forensic Nurse Examiner
818.908.8632
Regina.Daquilla@DignityHealth.org

Did you Know...

C∙A∙T∙S has been in exsistance for 21 years, serving our community. 

Our vision is of a world in which every child and adult is free of abuse, neglect and exploitation and able to achieve his or her full potential for a health filled, responsible and productive life.

•    Every two minutes someone is sexually assaulted and every nine seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the U.S.
•    1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. This includes a range          of behaviors (e.g. slapping, shoving, pushing) (ncadv.org/STATISTICS)
•    1 in 7 women and 1 in 25 men have been injured by an intimate partner. 
•    1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this                  violence (ncadv.org/STATISTICS)