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Western Regional Children's Advocacy Center

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The Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (WRCAC) is committed to supporting communities and tribes develop and enhance multidisciplinary teams (MDT) and local programs, such as child advocacy centers (CAC), to better respond to child abuse and neglect and, at the same time, deliver training and technical assistance to strengthen existing investigative MDTs, CACs, and state chapters of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) in the 13 western states including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.


Provider Organization

Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego


The WRCAC will provide TTA and web-based resources to develop and strengthen CACs and MDTs in the 13 states of the region. The WRCAC will call upon expert staff and consultants, in collaboration with state chapters of the National Children’s Alliance, VOCAA-funded partners, and leading CACs in the region to support, mentor, train, and coach communities, including tribal and Alaskan Native communities, to establish effective multidisciplinary responses to child abuse and neglect.


Child Protection and Advocacy Professionals, Child Welfare Personnel, Law Enforcement, Mental Health Professionals, Prosecutors, Social Services, Tribal Community, Medical Personnel, CAC Executives and Facilitators, and State Chapter Leaders.


The audience is composed of interested community leaders and child abuse professionals, including state chapter coordinators, CAC directors, MDT facilitators, medical providers, law enforcement officers, child protection workers, prosecution, mental health clinicians, victim advocates, forensic interviewers, and administrative staff. While targeted at the western region many resources, especially web-based resources, are available nationwide and even internationally.

Vicky Gwiasda
Program Manager
[email protected] 
3020 Children's Way 
San Diego, CA  92123 

  • Preventing Child Abuse, Neglect & Victimization
  • Supporting Prosecutors
  • Supporting & Protecting Law Enforcement
  • Youth Development


Date Created: October 14, 2020