Planning for Mission Kids began in 2004 by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, supported by the Police Association, and the Montgomery County Office of Children and Youth (OCY). In 2006, these teams united to form a multidisciplinary force committed to investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases in a manner designed to reduce additional trauma to victims. In 2009, Mission Kids opened a Child Advocacy Center in Montgomery County, to serve all victims of child abuse and their non-offending caregivers.