Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $1,000,000)
This award will support the operations of the National Childrens's Alliance (NCA) in its work to provide information and support to communities interested in developing or strengthening their multidisciplinary approach to investigating, prosecuting and treating child abuse and neglect. Through the provision and training and technical assistance, NCA will support local communities in their work to improve their response to child abuse and neglect. NCA will provide national advocacy and support for the child advocacy center (CAC) model through on-site training and technical assistance to interested communities; conference presentations; and resource materials and data collection. In administering this grant, NCA will coordinate its efforts with the four Regional Children's Advocacy Centers.