Western Regional CAC Director Tool KitRequired Elements
Required Elements for Satellite Membership with NCA
Victim Advocacy is the final of the three NCA Standards for Accreditation of Children’s Advocacy Centers that must be fully met by the Satellite CAC. These individuals provide advocacy, support, and case management services throughout the life of the case. Advocates can be system-based, community-based, or a combination of both. In this section, applicants must describe the policies and procedures related to victim advocacy at the Satellite CAC, including how all CAC clients have access to these services.
Required Attachment: Attachment 3 of the application must include a copy of policies and procedures for provision of victim advocacy services at the Satellite CAC.
The Satellite CAC must have the capacity for the provision of medical services on-site or through linkages in the local community. Note: the Satellite Center does not have to fully meet this NCA Standard for Accreditation of Children’s Advocacy Centers, but should have a plan for working toward meeting this standard, if feasible.
Required Attachment: Attachment 4 of the application requires either policies and procedures for onsite provision of medical services or, if medical services are provided off-site, a copy of the signed linkage agreement.
Required Attachment: Attachment 5 of the application requires either policies and procedures for onsite provision of mental health services or, if mental health services are provided off-site, a copy of the signed linkage agreement.
The Host CAC must demonstrate that there are designated staff that coordinate the response and provision of services at the Satellite Center. The Host CAC must also show it has the capacity to manage the satellite center. The Host CAC must remain in good standing with NCA, inclusive of its Satellite.
Required Attachment: An organizational chart, showing staff assigned to the Satellite Center, and how the center fits within the Host CAC’s organization, is required as Attachment 8 of the application.
You may include additional attachments, other than those required. Label them as Attachment 15 of your application and provide a list with a description of each additional attachment. Number each attachment 15(a), 15(b), 15(c), etc.
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Cultural Competency and Diversity
Both the Host CAC and the Satellite Center should operate in a way that is respectful and responsive the all members of the community. Although there is not a specific section of the application that requires that you describe your efforts towards culturally competent service provision, all services provided, both at the Host CAC and the Satellite CAC, should operate in a manner that is consistent with the Host CAC’s cultural competency plan and that meets the intent of the Cultural Competency Standard.