Resources for Professionals

Northeast Regional Child Advocacy Center:

The NRCAC’s mission is building, strengthening and sustaining Chapters, CACs and MDTs to collaboratively respond to the unique needs of child abuse victims and their families.

 

Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center:

The mission of the MRCAC is to improve the community response to child abuse through strategic leadership, collaboration and capacity building.

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN’s collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children’s lives by changing the course of their care.

 

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is a non—profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Since 1984, NCMEC has served as the national clearinghouse and resource center for families, victims, private organizations, law enforcement and the public on issues relating to missing and sexually exploited children.

 

Prevent Child Abuse New York:

Prevent Child Abuse New York, a state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, is on the forefront of a growing movement to stop child abuse and neglect before it has a chance to start. We serve as a resource for parents and families, connecting them with help, support and resources. We advocate for programs and policies that support families and prevent abuse. We foster a statewide network of individuals and organizations committed to prevention.

 

Prevent Child Abuse America:

Our mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children.

 

New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children:

The mission of The NYSPCC is to respond to the complex needs of abused and neglected children, and those involved in their care, by providing best practice counseling, legal, and educational services. Through research, communications and training initiatives, we work to expand these programs to prevent abuse and help more children heal.

 

National Children’s Alliance:

National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs).  Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.  A Children’s Advocacy Center is a child-friendly facility in which law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy professionals work together to investigate abuse, help children heal from abuse, and hold offenders accountable.

 

Office of Children and Family Services:

The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York’s public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities. We will achieve results by setting and enforcing policies, building partnerships, and funding and providing quality services.

 

Division of Criminal Justice Services:

DCJS enhances public safety by providing resources and services that inform decision making and improve the quality of the criminal justice system.

 

New York State Office of Victim Services:

OVS has a three-tiered mission to:

  • provide compensation to innocent victims of crime in a timely, efficient and compassionate manner.
  • fund direct services to crime victims via a network of community-based programs.
  • advocate for the rights and benefits of all innocent victims of crime.

 

National Children’s Advocacy Center:

The NCAC models, promotes, and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership.

 

National Center on the Sexual Behavior of Youth:

The Mission of NCSBY is to promote better lives, through better choices by youth, caregivers, and professionals for healthier responses to and prevention of problematic sexual behavior of youth. NCSBY provides national training and technical assistance to improve the accuracy, accessibility, and strategic use of accurate information about the nature, incidence, prevalence, prevention, treatment, and management of youth with problematic sexual behavior.