Gingerbread House Children's Advocacy Center Statistics

Forensic Interviews, Multidisciplinary Investigations, and Family Advocacy Services:

Since opening its doors in 1998, The Gingerbread House has served 13,040 child abuse victims through Forensic Interviews, Multidisciplinary Team Investigations, and Family Advocacy.

  • Year 2020: 784 Child Abuse Victims
  • Year 2021: 893 Child Abuse Victims

Trauma informed Counseling Services:

Through therapy, the healing process can begin and further victimization can be prevented. Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and other interventions are offered for child victims and their non-offending caregivers at the Gingerbread House by Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Master Social Workers at no cost to the victim's family.

  • Year 2020: 194 Child Abuse Victims
  • Year 2021: 149 Child Abuse Victims

Prevention Education and Outreach :

The Gingerbread House believes Knowledge is Power and it is critical to provide prevention education to children and adults in our community. By educating children and adults in our community we can empower and encourage them to speak up if they see abuse or if any type of abuse has happened to them.

  • Year 2020: 368 events which includes 26,950 children & adults
  • Year 2021: 37,858 children & adults through 447 community education and outreach sessions.

Human Trafficking:

Through the Louisiana Child & Youth Trafficking Collaborative and in collaboration with the Louisiana Alliance of Children's Advocacy Centers, the Gingerbread House houses the Regional Child & Youth Trafficking Coordinator for the Shreveport Region. The Human Trafficking program provides intensive case management for at-risk and confirmed victims of child sex trafficking with the statewide goal of improving outcomes for child and youth victims of trafficking.

  • Year 2020: 70 victims of child sex trafficking
  • Year 2021: 90 victims of child sex trafficking

  • 1 out of 10 children experience child sexual abuse before their 18th birthday.
  • 400,000 children are sexually abused each year. That means 1 in 10 children faces the horror of sexual abuse.
  • 90% of victims are abused by someone they know and trust.
  • 60% are acquaintances like teachers, neighbors, or community leaders.
  • 30% are immediate or extended family.
  • Only 10% are stranger to the child.
  • Only about 38% of child victims disclose the fact that they have been sexually abuse. Some never disclose.
  • Only about 38% of children tell someone within the first year.
  • About 75% of child pornography victims are living at home when they are photographed. Parents are often responsible.