The FY 2019 Victims of Child Abuse (VOCA) Regional Children's Advocacy Centers (RCAC) Program will support four regional children's advocacy centers, one situated within each of the four U.S. census regions, to: (1) develop multidisciplinary teams, local programs, and state chapter organizations that respond to child abuse and neglect investigation, treatment, intervention, and prosecution; and (2) deliver training and technical assistance that strengthen existing multidisciplinary teams, programs, and state chapter organizations. Funding will enable the RCACs to promote and support widespread, consistent implementation of evidence-based practices and a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigations, assessment, intervention, and prosecution, ensuring effective outcomes for child abuse victims and their families.
Number of Awards: 4
Total Amount Awarded: $5,000,000
- OJJDP FY 19 Specialized Services and Mentoring for Child and Youth Victims of Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation
- OJJDP FY 18 Gang Suppression: A Law Enforcement and Prosecutorial Approach to Address Gang Recruitment of Unaccompanied Alien Children
- OJJDP FY 18 Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Membership and Accreditation Program and Training and Technical Assistance