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Child Advocacy Centers

Award Information

Award #
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $1,973,286)

The purpose of this award is to continue to support the State of Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services (DFYS) to develop coordinated and comprehensive child abuse investigations and interventions in communities throughout the State. To achieve this goal, DFYS will provide subgrants to selected communities in order to develop and expand a Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) in their community. These funds will assist the CAC's to continue their valuable service of providing a child friendly environment for forensic interviews and medial examinations for children suspected of sexual and/or physical abuse. The goals for each CAC are as follows: 1) coordinate multi-disciplinary team child abuse investigations through implementations through implementation of a CAC; 2) improve short and long-term outcomes for children and families referred for suspected abuse and neglect; and 3) improve community awareness and detection of child abuse and neglect. NCA/NCF

Date Created: August 30, 2005