Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers model, champion, and support the multidisciplinary response to child abuse intervention, by providing expertise, training and resources to improve outcomes for children and families affected by abuse.
The four Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers (RCACs) were established in the Victims of Child Abuse Act legislation in 1992 to provide training and technical assistance to child abuse professionals located within each U.S. Census region. Funding for the RCACs is managed by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, a component of the Office of Justice Programs within the U.S. Department of Justice. Each RCAC provides trainings, technical assistance, and information services for developing and established multidisciplinary teams, local Children’s Advocacy Centers, and State Chapter organizations of Children’s Advocacy Centers within their region.
For more information on your RCAC, click below. Or, click on your state on the map above to go to your State Chapter's website. State Chapters are critical partners and leaders in the provision of training and technical assistance to CACs and MDTs. The four RCACs work closely with State Chapters to ensure child abuse professionals everywhere have access to the information they need to effectively support children and families who have experienced abuse.