National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years. 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.
Since 1999, the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center has been a leader in providing comprehensive, innovative, and quality training and technical assistance to child abuse professionals and the 196 Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) in the 12 Midwestern states (IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI) and across the nation. MRCAC offers a number of training opportunities for the following professions: Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, Prosecutor’s Office, Medical, Mental Health, Victim Advocates, Forensic Interviewers & Program Administrators. The mission of MRCAC is to promote and support widespread, consistent implementation of evidence-based practices and a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigation, assessment, intervention and prosecution, ensuring effective outcomes for child abuse victims and their families.