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Victims of Child Abuse Children’s Advocacy Centers Membership and Accreditation Program

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The Victims of Child Abuse (VOCA) Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) Membership and Accreditation Program provides funding for membership and accreditation services for CACs, multidisciplinary teams, and related professionals who provide a coordinated and comprehensive response to victims of child abuse and their families. The National Children’s Alliance (NCA) conducts site reviews of all accredited CACs on a 5-year rolling basis to ensure compliance with practice standards and the highest quality of care to child victims of abuse.

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National Children’s Alliance (NCA)
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The NCA provides membership and accreditation services to the target audience of CACs, multidisciplinary teams (MDT), and related professionals who respond to child maltreatment. NCA provides technical assistance and training regarding the development of CACs and satellite sites, and attaining accreditation to local MDTs/CACs. NCA provides customized technical assistance and training to state chapter leaders as well. This includes providing intensive technical assistance to 15 state chapters on their growth plans, particularly as they relate to underserved and Tribal communities.


  • Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals
  • Child Welfare Personnel
  • Children’s Advocacy Centers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Prosecutors
  • Tribal Community
  • Youth Advocates
  • Youth Services Professionals


CACs, MDTs, and state chapters of CACs/MDTs involved in child abuse intervention.



The NCA provides products to our target audience of CACs, MDTs, related professionals who respond to child maltreatment, and CAC chapters. The NCA will:

  • Review and revise National Standards for Chapter Accreditation to incorporate leading practices that are research-informed.
  • Develop/deploy technical assistance resources and training services for CACs on promising practices for service delivery to specialized populations, e.g., children with problematic sexual behavior.
  • Update and enhance the national Outcome Management System (OMS) for CACs among accredited CACs, and provide training and technical assistance within the national network of chapters and CACs to ensure fidelity in implementation of OMS to sustain ongoing quality assurance across all states.

Kim Hamm
Director of Member Services
[email protected]
202–548–0090, ext. 155

  • Combating Human Trafficking
  • Preventing Child Abuse, Neglect, and Victimization
  • Supporting Prosecutors
  • Supporting and Protecting Law Enforcement

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Date Published: October 14, 2020