Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) developed in the late 1980s to help coordinate communities’ responses to child sexual abuse victims. The National Children's Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Alabama was the first center that operated under this model. Child advocacy centers coordinate services to the victim in one child-friendly location, working with a multidisciplinary team that is usually comprised of representatives from child protection, law enforcement, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals and the juvenile/family court. This coordination expedites the investigation and when appropriate, prosecution of abuse cases while ensuring that victims receive effective, sensitive and immediate support in a setting that puts their needs first. The collaboration dramatically reduces the number of times a child is questioned about the abuse.