The Ohio Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (ONCAC) was formed in 1999 by a group of child abuse professionals who felt that the Children’s Advocacy Center model was the most effective way to serve victims of child abuse and ensure their access to specialized services. ONCAC’s mission is to promote the establishment and success of Multidisciplinary Teams and Children’s Advocacy Centers by providing support, education, and networking opportunities to enhance Ohio’s response to child abuse.

The multidisciplinary approach maximizes the strength of all disciplines involved in child abuse investigations and minimizes the trauma to child victims. ONCAC is committed to building on existing resources to benefit multidisciplinary efforts across Ohio and to providing services tailored to the needs of each community we serve.

ONCAC provides resources and responds to professional inquiries but is not involved with cases and does not work directly with families, victims, offenders, caregivers.

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