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 subgrants program. Since that time, NCA has developed more than 950 CACs across the United States.
Under the American Indian Alaska Native Subgrants Program (AI/AN), NCA provides funding for sub-grants to existing and developing Tribal CACs and multidisciplinary teams (MDT) that provide a coordinated investigative and comprehensive response to child abuse for Tribal children.
National Children's Alliance
NCA proposes to continue the success of this program by:
- Developing and publishing RFPs with DOJ approval.
- Providing Tribal-specific training and technical assistance.
- Managing a peer review process to evaluate funding applications.
- Providing oversight and subgrant monitoring activities following the DOJ Grants Financial Guide.
- Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
- Child Welfare Personnel
- Children's Advocacy Centers
- Law Enforcement
- Mental Health Professionals
- Youth Advocates
- Youth Service Professionals
CACs, MDTs, and state chapters of CACs/MDTs involved in child abuse intervention.
NCA will publish:
- A subgrants solicitation.
- An updated gap analysis of CAC service coverage in the U.S.
- A national CAC outcome measurement report.
Federal Grants Project Manager
- Abuse and Neglect
- Child Advocacy/Protection
- Child Welfare System
- Children Exposed to Violence
- Family/Domestic Violence
- Internet Crimes Against Children
- Missing and Exploited Children
- Violence Prevention