Partnerships are the foundation of all Children’s Advocacy Centers.
The Midwest Regional CAC is 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. Please take a minute to meet our trusted partners:
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
OJJDP provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families. OJJDP has provided funding for Midwest Regional CAC since 1999.
National Children’s Alliance (NCA)
NCA a nationwide not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote and support communities in providing a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to victims of severe child abuse. NCA accredited members are Children’s Advocacy Centers.
National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC)
The National Children’s Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that provides training, prevention, and treatment services to fight child abuse and neglect. Including CALiO, Child Abuse Library Online.
National Native Children’s Trauma Center (NNCTC)
NNCTC has been collaborating with tribal communities and AI/AN populations for more than 15 years, working across all child-serving systems (child welfare, juvenile justice, educational, mental health, and primary care, among others) to support the development of culturally focused, trauma-informed programming that benefits children, families, communities, and tribes.
Zero Abuse Project (ZAP)
ZAP’s goals is to protect children from abuse and sexual assault, by engaging people and resources through a trauma-informed approach of education, research, advocacy, and advanced technology.
National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC)
NCJTC delivers resources and training opportunities to multidisciplinary partners who investigate, prosecute, and work to prevent child victimization cases. A number of training programs – both in person and online – are available through their work and in collaboration with the Midwest Regional CAC.
Northeast Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (NRCAC)
NRCAC is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and serves a 9 State Region in the northeastern United States including Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont.
Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (WRCAC)
WRCAC is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado and provides support to a 13 State Region in the western United States including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center (SRCAC)
SRCAC is located in Huntsville, Alabama and provides support to a 16 State Region in the southern United States including Arkansas, Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia.
Midwest Regional CAC works in partnership with 12 NCA Accredited State Chapters. According to the National Children’s Alliance(NCA), Chapter organizations are member organizations comprised of children’s advocacy centers within a given state, similar in structure to NCA. And, like the children’s advocacy centers they serve, no two Chapters are alike. Each is responsive to the unique needs of its individual state, but all share a common purpose. Chapter organizations serve as the leading resource within the state for children’s advocacy centers and facilitate a network dedicated to a coordinated and comprehensive response to child abuse.
Visit OUR REGION to learn more about State Chapters in the Midwest.
Midwest Children’s Resource Center at Children’s Minnesota
The Midwest Regional CAC is a program of Children’s Minnesota and is operated by Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC), a hospital-based CAC located in St. Paul, MN. The Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center has partnered with MCRC since 1999.