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Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center

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The Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center's (CACs) mission is to improve the community response to child abuse through strategic leadership, collaboration, and capacity building. Midwest Regional CACs role is to build capacity by elevating the expertise of child abuse professionals and improving the sustainability of multidisciplinary teams, CACs, and state chapters. Midwest Regional CAC works collaboratively with the other regional CACs, the National Children's Alliance, and other national and state partners to ensure nonduplicative service delivery.

Provider Organization

Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
Award Details


Midwest Regional CAC is committed to providing affordable, accessible, cost-effective training methods for child abuse professionals including but not limited to law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutor’s offices, medical professionals, mental health providers, victim advocates, forensic interviewers, and program administrators.


  • Children’s Advocacy Centers
  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
  • Child Welfare Personnel
  • Court Personnel
  • Juvenile Justice Specialists
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Medical Providers
  • Multidisciplinary Teams
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Organizations
  • Prosecutors
  • School Personnel
  • Social Services
  • State Advisory Groups
  • State Chapter Organizations
  • Substance Abuse Professionals
  • Tribal Community
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals


Child abuse professionals including, medical, law enforcement, child welfare, prosecution, mental health, victim advocates, and forensic interviewers



Midwest Regional CAC core program areas include:

  • Continuing education and training: A variety of courses, webinars, and networking opportunities are offered free of charge to child abuse professionals across the nation. https://www.mrcac.org
  • Quality improvement: Web-based, HIPAA-compliant monthly peer review and expert review for medical providers and forensic interviewers across the country. https://www.mrcac.org/peer-review
  • Excellence in treatment and healing: Foundational and ongoing training for medical providers including online education, hands-on clinical preceptorship, and continuous quality improvement. https://www.mrcac.org/medical-academy.
  • Chapter development: Collaboration and customized TA for improving the quality of the multidisciplinary response to child abuse and increasing access to CACs.

Jordan Benning, M.Ed.
Project Director
[email protected]

  • Ensuring Public Safety
  • Preventing Child Abuse, Neglect, and Victimization
  • Reducing Violent Crime
  • Supporting and Protecting Law Enforcement
  • Supporting Prosecutors

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Date Published: October 14, 2020