About ASCDEM

Agrupation/Organization Society for the Civil Defense of Minors (ASCDEM) is a bilingual child protection organization that puts the needs of victims of child abuse first as a human right and assists local communities to facilitate reports of child abuse effectively and efficiently.  ASCDEM is in the process of creating mobile Child Advocacy Centers (CACs). The CAC provides a child-friendly, safe and supportive environment for abused and neglected children. ASCDEM also provides training to local professionals to more quickly recognize the symptoms of child abuse and provide leads of likely abusers to law enforcement partners. Once rescued, the children move into placement of healthy adoptive homes through our foundation, Los Niños Necesitan Familias Saludables, for children who have been trafficked and help them find families who want to adopt them with the approval of the CAC team.   

ASCDEM strives to ask them, listen to them, understand them, believe them and support them.

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ASCDEM Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is located in the state capitol of Chetumal, Quintana Roo, Mexico, near the border of Belize and along the coast of the Riviera Maya.