Child Abuse

The primary responsibility of this area of the Special Victims Unit is to prosecute sexual and physical abuse cases committed against children. Specifically, this Unit oversees the prosecution and investigation of all Providence County first and second degree child molestation cases and first and second degree child abuse cases, and consults on all County child abuse and child molestation cases.

Specially trained and experienced prosecutors handle cases from investigation through arrest and final prosecution in child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse cases, to minimize the time cases move through the criminal justice system and the difficulty for the child involved.

Our prosecutors use a multidisciplinary approach to child physical and sexual abuse cases, which includes working closely with Day One, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, DCYF and local police departments.