CAC Coverage Maps

National Children’s Alliance is dedicated to making Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) services available to every child in the country.  To monitor progress on this mission, NCA creates maps each year depicting CAC locations and select details about the areas they cover.

To find out more about CAC coverage in your state, click on the applicable links below.  Join us in working toward 100% coverage in every state!

 

2020 CAC Coverage

In fall 2020, State Chapters provided information about CAC coverage and this information is displayed in the interactive maps below.  Collection was delayed from the usual spring timeframe and mapping was limited to national maps only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  State-by-state PDF mapping will resume in 2021.

Interactive National Map: 2020 Coverage by County

Click the map below to access an interactive national map in our eSpatial software system that includes CAC coverage by county and type. Using this map, you can view CAC locations and coverage areas at a national level and zoom to see more details about the CACs in your local area. CAC locations are approximate—for privacy reasons, the exact address is not displayed. For information about how to interpret these maps, please refer to the description below regarding color-coding and other details on the state-specific maps, as the national maps also follow this formatting.

As of December 2020, NCA member Children’s Advocacy Centers served 2,208 counties through signed interagency agreements/MOUs.  This means 70.3% of counties in the U.S. have formal access to an NCA member CAC.

Map of 2020 NCA Member CAC Coverage of Counties

An additional 224 counties are solely served by centers that are not yet members of NCA, but have working relationships with State Chapters.  NCA cannot verify the quality of services provided by non-member locations.  For an expanded map including these non-members, visit: https://maps.esp.tl/maps/_2020-National-CAC-Coverage-Map-by-County/pages/map.jsp?geoMapId=960119&TENANT_ID=132538

Interactive National Map: 2020 Coverage of Tribal Areas

Click the map below to access an interactive national map in our eSpatial software system that includes CAC coverage of federally recognized tribal areas by the tribe’s relationship to its local CAC(s). Using this map, you can view CAC locations and coverage areas at a national level and zoom to see more details about the CACs in your local area. CAC locations are approximate—for privacy reasons, the exact address is not displayed. For information about how to interpret these maps, please refer to the description below regarding color-coding and other details on the state-specific maps, as the national maps also follow this formatting.

As of December 2020, 141 NCA member Children’s Advocacy Centers served 409 federally recognized tribal communities.

2020 NCA Member CAC Coverage of Federally Recognized Tribal Communities

 

2019 CAC Coverage Maps

Interactive National Map: 2019 Coverage by County

Click the map below to access an interactive national map in our eSpatial software system that includes CAC coverage by county and type. Using this map, you can view CAC locations and coverage areas at a national level and zoom to see more details about the CACs in your local area. CAC locations are approximate—for privacy reasons, the exact address is not displayed. For information about how to interpret these maps, please refer to the description below regarding color-coding and other details on the state-specific maps, as the national maps also follow this formatting.

Interactive National Map: CAC Coverage by County

Interactive National Map: 2019 Coverage of Tribal Areas

Click the map below to access an interactive national map in our eSpatial software system that includes CAC coverage of federally recognized tribal areas by the tribe’s relationship to its local CAC(s). Using this map, you can view CAC locations and coverage areas at a national level and zoom to see more details about the CACs in your local area. CAC locations are approximate—for privacy reasons, the exact address is not displayed. For information about how to interpret these maps, please refer to the description below regarding color-coding and other details on the state-specific maps, as the national maps also follow this formatting.

Interactive National Map: Coverage of Tribal Areas

2019 State-by-State CAC Coverage Maps

Two CAC Coverage Maps (or “Gap Maps” as they are often called) were last created for each state in 2019 (state-by-state mapping will resume in 2021 – view interactive national maps above for 2020 coverage).  Both maps show CAC locations color-coded by their membership status with NCA, as well as outlines of congressional districts, which are helpful when sharing these maps with policy-makers.

The first map for each state (“Coverage Map”) shows the coverage areas of each CAC, primarily by county, color-coded by the NCA membership status of the CAC providing coverage.  These areas are considered covered if there is a formal, signed agreement in place between the CAC and partner agencies in that area, helping to ensure consistent, quality services to the children in that area.

The second map for each state (“Child Population Map”) shows the relative concentration of children under the age of 18 living in each county, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.  The darker the green shading, the higher the number of children living in that county.  This helps show the potential need for a CAC in that county, helping to either justify to funders and partners the current location of a CAC or demonstrate the need for a new CAC in a currently unserved county with many children.

The following maps reflect NCA membership status (i.e., accreditation and other categories) as of May 15, 2019.  The maps will be updated again in 2020 to reflect any changes since that date.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

 

CAC Coverage Maps from Past Years

2018 CAC Coverage Maps

2017 CAC Coverage Maps

2016 CAC Coverage Maps

2015 CAC Coverage Maps

2014 CAC Coverage Maps

 

For more information about the CAC Coverage Maps, please contact Kaitlin Lounsbury at klounsbury@nca-online.org.