Children’s Advocacy Centers
Making A Difference
Children’s Advocacy Centers Making A Difference
Last year, CACs provided victim services to almost 335,000 children and abuse prevention education to 1.9 million people.
The primary mission of a CAC is to prevent further victimization by ensuring that child abuse investigations are comprehensive, and that intervention and healing services meet the age appropriate needs of the child. Communities that use CACs and multidisciplinary teams:
- Have a far higher conviction rate for CAC cases that are carried forward.
- Ensure that child victims of sexual abuse are four times more likely to receive medical care and increased referrals for mental health treatment than children served by non-CAC communities.
- Can be found in every type of community from urban, suburban, and rural communities to Native American tribes.
- Provide services to children from 0-18, with nearly 40% of the children served being younger than 6 years old.
Learn the facts about CACs:
- CACs prevent abuse and keep children safe
- CACs save money
- CACs are efficient
- CACs hold offenders accountable
- CACs help child victims heal
- CACs are effective
- CACs are committed to research-supported practice
- CACs are accountable
Through our 854 Children’s Advocacy Centers, National Children’s Alliance empowers local communities to effective respond to victims of child abuse.
- Victims of Child Abuse Act is the only federal program solely dedicated to CACs and the kids they serve Learn more
- More information on child/family experiences at CACs
- CAC Service Statistics
- Find the CAC in your community
- What CAC covers your state or district? See our CAC Coverage Map
- How are CACs funded? See Snapshot 2017: Advocacy, Efficacy, and Funding in CACs