The National Children's Alliance defines a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) as a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from core disciplines—law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy—collaborate to investigate child abuse reports, conduct forensic interviews, determine and provide evidence-based interventions, and assess cases for prosecution
Are you interested in serving the children of your local community through a Children’s Advocacy Center? The following steps are based on the strategic checklist created by the National Children’s Alliance as a guideline for establishing a new advocacy center. It’s worth noting that the process often varies based on the unique restrictions and challenges of each community. Furthermore, some steps may occur simultaneously, as the center nears completion.
For additional information and support, contact Tamara Pittz, Chapter Director of the Idaho Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers. (firstname.lastname@example.org) 208-318-2294.