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National Children's Alliance (NCA) is a not-for-profit membership organization and accrediting body for the nation's Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs). A Children's Advocacy Center is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable. NCA was first federally funded in 1993 to develop and expand CACs across the country through a national sub-grants program. Since that time, NCA has developed more than 950 CACs across the United States. 

The populations to be served through this program are victims of all types of child maltreatment and their families. NCA will continue to provide targeted sub-grant categories (Core Services, Program Development, and Program Expansion of CACs) to support further expanding CAC services into underserved areas, including rural, Tribal, and remote locations. These funds will also be used for existing CACs to expand services to victims of physical abuse and children with problematic sexual behaviors. The project will also promulgate evidence-based treatments for all children, regardless of location. 

Provider Organization

National Children's Alliance
Award Details


NCA proposes to continue the success of this program by: 

  • Developing and publishing RFPs with DOJ approval. 
  • Providing training and technical assistance specific to releasing the OJJDP-approved RFP.
  • Managing a national peer review process to evaluate funding applications.
  • Providing oversight and subgrant monitoring activities following the DOJ Grants Financial Guide. 

The program has several metrics to measure progress toward these goals, including the number of children and families served, the number of clients receiving evidence-based treatments, the number of CACs developed in underserved areas, and the number of CACs receiving training in quality improvement. NCA is uniquely positioned to deliver a comprehensive and cohesive funding strategy to ensure that every child who has been victimized has access to a Children's Advocacy Center and that those CACs provide consistent quality service and care across the national network.


  • Children's Advocacy Centers
  • Youth


Children's Advocacy Centers - member centers



Training and technical assistance specific to the release of the OJJDP-approved RFP.

Sybil McIntyre
Federal Grants Project Manager
[email protected]

  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Bullying
  • Child Advocacy/Protection
  • Child Welfare System
  • Children Exposed to Violence
  • Family/Domestic Violence
  • Internet Crimes Against Children
  • Maltreatment
  • Mental Health
  • Missing and Exploited Children
  • Trafficking
  • Trauma
  • Violence Prevention

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Date Published: January 7, 2022