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The Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center project is now being operated by The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA.  This website is in transition.  For more information, contact Deb Davies at ddavies@rchsd.org.

The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention (OJJDP) recently announced that the management of the Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (WRCAC), that has been led by Safe Passage in Colorado Springs, CO, will transfer over the next few months to the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (www.chadwickcenter.com ). The Chadwick Center is the larger of two Child Advocacy Centers in San Diego County, California and is widely known as the host organization for the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment held every January.  Both Safe Passage and the Chadwick Center are committed to a smooth transition.  Although the funding announcement was made at the end of September final OJJDP approval for Chadwick to start work as the WRCAC has just been issued in the last couple of weeks and the team is organizing and filling several key positions.  Meanwhile the current WRCAC Team at Safe Passage has continuation funding until early spring 2017.

The Chadwick Center hopes to build on the solid foundation built by the current WRCAC team and their predecessors and we want to acknowledge the many contributions of our colleagues at Safe Passage.  With the transition will come some changes in personnel and the nature of services and support offered will likely evolve over time.  Over the next weeks we will work with OJJDP, NCA, the state chapters, and the team at Safe Passage on plans for the immediate future.  In the long run we plan to conduct an in-depth assessment of the needs of each state and convene a new WRCAC Advisory Committee from around the region, to guide how we advance the work you and others do in the western region.



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