Delaware County Children's Special Advocacy Network


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The Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) brings together, in one location, a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) of child abuse professionals who work together, conducting joint forensic interviews and making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.

What Is It?

One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before age 18. One in five children receive a sexual solicitation while on the Internet – most never tell. An estimated 906,000 children are victims of child abuse and neglect each year. Statistics tell us that four children in the U.S. die each day as a result.

At DCCSAN we define child abuse as either being child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, or child neglect. To learn more about the manifestations of these abuse patterns and the steps that you should follow if a child makes a disclosure of abuse click here.

Report It Now!

State law requires that every health care professional, teacher, and every other person who has reason to believe that a child under 18 is being abused or neglected, or is in danger of being abused or neglected, must report the suspicion of abuse to the OKDHS. Reporting child abuse.


The DCCSAN center is a child-focused, facility-based program in which a multidiscipline team of representatives from law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy work together, conducting joint forensic interviews and making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.

We are a community-based program designed to meet the unique needs of the Grand Lake region of Northeast Oklahoma. We believe child abuse is a multifaceted community problem and no single agency, individual or discipline has the necessary knowledge, skills or resources to serve the needs of all children and their families independently. DCCSAN’s primary goal is to ensure that children are not further victimized by the intervention systems designed to protect them.

  • Jill McAbee – Executive Director
  • Stephanie Still – Forensic Interviewer/Victim Advocate
  • Tisha Widick – Administrative Assistant/Family Advocate
  • Leigh-Anna Miller – Therapist
DCCSAN Mission
Our Mission is to minimize the trauma to child victims during the investigation and prosecution of cases, and to improve the system’s response to child abuse and neglect by uniting the efforts of public agencies and enlisting community support.
DCCSAN History
The Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network (DCCSAN) was the vision of the district attorney, child protective services (CPS) and a therapist. They saw a need to deal with the serious issue of child abuse in Delaware County by implementing a team approach. They formed a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) made up of the district attorney, law enforcement, child protective services and other agencies dealing with child abuse in the county. In September of 1994, the team established DCCSAN to provide a child focused setting and to provide services to victims of child abuse. DCCSAN became a fully accredited member of NCA in March 1997. We were re-accredited in October, 2013. DCCSAN continues to provide,forensic interviewing, counseling, multidisciplinary team coordination, case tracking court preparation, and crisis intervention children of Delaware County.
DCCSAN Board Meetings
  • March 29, 2018
  • June 28, 2018
  • August 23, 2018
  • September 27, 2018
  • October 25, 2018
  • December 6, 2018

The Community Supporting and Healing Our Children


TUTU pictures for the month of April.
1 in 10 children will be abused before their 18th birthday and 1 in 10 is “tutu” many.

DCCSAN Services

Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
DCCSAN is the coordinator for the Delaware County Multidisciplinary Team. Our Multidisciplinary Team meets once a week to discuss the current cases of child abuse in our county. We bring representatives from law enforcement, DHS, mental health, medical and the staff at DCCSAN together, to conduct comprehensive joint investigations. The MDT makes decisions regarding the investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases in Delaware County.
Forensic Interview and Evaluation
Interview – When children are brought to DCCSAN by Law Enforcement or DHS Child Protective Services, a Forensic Interview is conducted with the child. The Forensic Interviewer is a highly trained professional who conducts the interview in a non-leading, non-biased and legally Sound manner. Most of the children who come to DCCSAN for a Forensic Interview have already disclosed the abuse to someone. The Forensic Interview allows the children to tell what happened in a safe, child-friendly environment. The interview is video recorded reducing the number of times the child is interviewed, insuring that the child is not re-traumatized. The Forensic Interview is used as evidence throughout the investigation process. Unfortunately, today’s laws still require the child’s testimony in court.

Evaluation – In most child abuse investigations, the efforts of the MDT and DCCSAN yield adequate information for decision making regarding prosecution and child protective issues. In some cases, however, the team needs additional information due to serious concerns that children may have been abused, but are unwilling or unable to talk freely about their experiences.

Specialized medical evaluation and treatment services are available to all DCCSAN clients. To assure that the child receives this specialized medical evaluation the Forensic Interviewer will make arrangements for our Certified Sexual Abuse Examiner to examine the victim when the Investigator or the District Attorney’s office feels that an exam is warranted. Sexual Abuse Exams are conducted off site, with our Sexual Abuse Examiner.
Counseling Services
DCCSAN’s focus is to foster healing by minimizing potential trauma to children and intervention begins at first contact with the family. DCCSAN clinical staff provides evidence based, trauma focused therapy in order to reduce the impact of trauma and the risk of future abuse. Family involvement is critical to a child’s recovery therefore DCCSAN offers mental health treatment to caregivers and siblings as well as the child.
Case Tracking
DCCSAN subscribes to NCAtrak. NCAtrak is a computerized, web-based case tracking system that was developed by the National Children’s Alliance to help Child Advocacy Centers track specific case information. The information collected over the year provides statistical information about child abuse in Delaware County that is provided to potential grantors, MDT and the community.
Crisis Intervention
A crisis refers to any situation in which the individual perceives a sudden loss of his or her ability to use effective problem-solving and coping skills. Crisis intervention is offering immediate, short-term help to individuals who experience an event that produces emotional, mental, physical, or behavioral distress or problems. Crisis intervention is focused on minimizing the stress of the event, providing emotional support and improving the individual’s coping strategies in the here and now. Crisis Intervention is available to victims and their families. This service is coordinated by our victim advocate and provided by our mental health professional.
Child Abuse Prevention Services
DCCSAN offers free Safe Touch presentation to the public schools and head start programs in Delaware Co. each year. We also offer a prevention presentation on (what child abuse is and how to report), to any organization in our community that is interested. Please contact us if you would like DCCSAN to do a child abuse presentation for your organization.
Court Preparation
If a child is asked to testify in court, our therapist will work directly with the child and parents/guardian in preparation for court. We work in conjunction with the DA in charge of the case and the District Court Victim Witness Coordinator to insure the child is prepared mentally for the court process.
Victim Advocacy and Support
DCCSAN’s Victim Advocate meets with the family at the time of the forensic interview or medical assessment to offer support. The advocate’s responsibility is to assist the non offending parent/caregiver when they are experiencing emotional turmoil, and help them to make healthy, rational decisions, so they can better support the child. The Advocate provides ongoing assistance to the family throughout the investigation including updates on the progress of the criminal investigation, and links the family with resources in the community.

DCCSAN Resources

Local Organizations
  • Child Welfare Hotline-800-522-3511
  • Community Crisis Center- 800-400-0883
  • Light house Pregnancy Center- 918-253-5472
  • Parent Child Connections- 918-253-6667
  • Cherokee Nation – 918-253-4219
  • Seneca-Cayuga Tribe- 918-542-6609
State Organizations
National Organizations
Internet Safety


Upcoming Events

2019 Date coming soon – DCCSAN’s Glow Run

Come join the Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center for the 2nd Annual Glowing the Distance for Kids 5k. Family-friendly night time events including a 1 mile fun run and the chip-timed 5k starting at the Delaware County Courthouse.

Sponsors: If you would like to be a sponsor for DCCSAN’s Glow Run please contact us at 918.253.4539 or at dccsan.org

Past Events


November 3, 2018

Winterset is DCCSAN’s main annual fundraiser, hosted at the RFC Center. The event features a seated dinner with live and silent auctions. A themed formal event that raises a large portion of DCCSAN’s funding each year. 

Heroes Help

June 21 & 22, 2018

Come join local EMS, Fire/Rescue, Law Enforcement, The Parrot, and DCCSAN in a fundraiser for child abuse victims of Delaware County. Simply show up, order dinner, choose a team, and donate through your celebrity server. An event where local first responders come together for a friendly competition to raise money for the Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network.

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337 Main Street, Jay, OK 74346
(918) 253-4539/8598

337 S Main St, Jay, OK 74346, USA

337 Main Street, Jay, OK 74346
(918) 253-4539/8598



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