In 1992 the US Congress passed the Victims of Child Abuse Act, which established four Regional Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) to support and facilitate the development of locally based multidisciplinary centers, known as Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), that assist children who are victims of abuse.

The Midwest Regional CAC is a program of Children’s Hospitals of MN and operated by Midwest Children’s Resource Center, which is a hospital based CAC located in St Paul, MN. The CAC sees 1400 children annually. The Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center has been located at the Center since 1999.

Midwest Regional CAC works in close partnership with the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) and the other Regional CACs to provide a comprehensive network offering innovative, training opportunities and technical assistance to local CACs in a12 state region and across the nation.

With support from OJJDP, Midwest Regional CAC has been a leader in developing and administering training and technical assistance to CAC professionals since 1999.

Our Values:

We are a progressive and innovative organization committed to using the latest technology and most current information to develop convenient and comprehensive training and support services.

We provide training that is collaborative and credible at the highest level to help MDT members perform their jobs better and more efficiently.

We are a trusted partner: supportive and responsive to CACs and MDTs in our region and beyond, equipping professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed.