Children's advocacy centers provide a coordinated response to victims of child abuse through multidisciplinary teams composed of representatives from community agencies and professionals involved with intervention, prevention, prosecution, and investigation systems that respond to child abuse cases. The program objectives of a CAC are to:
Assist communities in developing child-focused, community-oriented, facility-based programs to improve the resources available to child victims and families.
Provide support for nonoffending family members.
Enhance coordination among community agencies and professionals involved in the intervention, prevention, prosecution, and investigation systems that respond to child abuse cases.
Train physicians and other healthcare and mental healthcare professionals in the multidisciplinary approach to child abuse.
Number of Awards: 6
Total Amount Awarded: $7,400,000
- OJJDP FY 19 Supporting Effective Interventions for Adolescent Sex Offenders and Youth with Sexual Behavior Problems
- OJJDP FY 19 Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces: Forensic Capacity Hiring Program for Wounded Veterans
- OJJDP FY 17 National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Invited Application