Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers
Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (WRCAC) is one of four training and technical assistance centers funded by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide assistance to and build capacity of child advocacy centers, multidisciplinary teams, and communities wishing to improve their response to child abuse. WRCAC is a program of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families (www.chadwickcenter.org), an accredited child advocacy center located in San Diego, CA.
MRCAC is located within Children’s Minnesota in St. Paul, MN and serves the Midwest region of the United States, including the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. MRCAC offers the following training and learning opportunities to child abuse professionals across the country:
NRCAC is located within the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance in Philadelphia, PA and serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NRCAC offers the following leadership development program for child abuse professionals across the country:
Leadership Exchange and Coaching (LEC) Project: https://www.nrcac.org/training/leadrship-exchange-coaching-project-lec/
Located at the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, AL, SRCAC serves the southern region of the United States including the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.
SRCAC’s online training schedule and registration for training open to child abuse professionals across the country is found here: http://www.nationalcac.org/core-trainings.
The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) serves as a training and technical resource for child abuse prosecutors and their multi-disciplinary teams. The APA Child Abuse Prosecution Project is staffed with a team of child abuse professionals to provide consultation, technical assistance and training.
Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention
OJJDP provides funding through the Victim of Child Abuse Act to Regional CACs and national agencies that providing training and technical assistance to professionals across the country responding to child abuse.
The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) serves as a national training center for individuals and teams involved in children’s advocacy centers and the multidisciplinary investigation of child abuse.
The National Children’s Alliance (NCA), is the national accrediting organization for children’s advocacy centers. NCA offers membership levels for Children’s Advocacy Centers, Chapters, Associate Centers, Satellite Centers, and Support Members.
The national OJJDP TTA center serves as a clearinghouse for training and technical assistance for programs relating to juvenile justice.