Membership Types

NCA offers four different levels of membership for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Each is designed to meet the varying needs of communities and the CACs that serve them, while still offering the same level of outstanding leadership and guidance to all. NCA also offers Accredited membership for State Chapter Organizations serving statewide movements of CACs in all 50 states.

Find out which membership type is right for you:

Accredited Membership for Children’s Advocacy Centers

To receive accreditation as a Children’s Advocacy Center, applicants must meet each of the 10 Standards for Accreditation. These standards ensure that child abuse victims throughout the country receive effective, efficient, and compassionate services.

Associate/Developing Center Membership

Children’s Advocacy Centers that are working toward, but have not yet achieved, implementation of all Standards for Accreditation may be granted Associate/Developing CAC status.

Affiliate Membership

Affiliate membership is offered to multidisciplinary teams that are working to improve services for abused children through a collaborative approach to intervention.

Satellite Membership

Satellite Membership is available to child friendly facilities offering onsite forensic interviews and victim advocacy services under the sponsorship and oversight of an NCA Accredited Children’s Advocacy Center.

Chapter Membership

Chapter organizations are member organizations composed of CACs within a given state, similar in structure to NCA. State Chapter organizations serve as the leading resource within the state for Children’s Advocacy Centers and facilitate a network dedicated to a coordinated and comprehensive response to child abuse.

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