A children’s advocacy center (CAC) is a child-focused, facility-based program where representatives from many disciplines collaborate to make decisions about investigation, treatment, intervention, and prosecution of child abuse cases. The CAC’s multidisciplinary team comprises all the professionals and agencies needed to offer comprehensive services to child victims and their families, including law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy.
- Changing the Child Abuse System: Robin’s story
- CAC Effectiveness infographic from National Children’s Advocacy Center
- National Children’s Policy Brief
- Better Together: Children’s Advocacy Centers– a publication of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, Child Abuse Prosecution Project, Les Enfants, Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2018
- Healing, Justice and Trust, Measuring Outcomes for Kids Served by CACs– a two-page brief published by the National Children’s Alliance, 2015
- Snapshot 2017: Advocacy, Efficacy and Funding of CACs– a publication of the National Children’s Alliance, 2016