Goals & Purpose
Child Advocacy Centers are here to help
CACs are effective
- Research demonstrates that caregivers in CAC cases are more satisfied with the investigation than those from non-CAC comparison sites. 97% of parents would tell others to seek help at the CAC.
CACs help child victims heal
- Child victims of sexual abuse who receive services at CACs are four times more likely to receive forensic medical exams and increased referrals for mental health treatment than children served by non-CAC communities.
CACs hold offenders accountable
- Increased usage of CACs and MDTs has resulted in increased successful prosecutions of child abuse perpetrators. One study shows an average 94% conviction rate for CAC cases carried forward.
CACs save money
- Their service delivery model saves court, child protection and investigative dollars averaging $1000 per child abuse case compared to non-CAC communities.
CACs prevent abuse and keep children safe
- In 2011, CACs provided child sexual abuse education to more than 500,000 individuals across the country.
CACs are accountable
- Accreditation of CACs through the National Children’s Alliance assures the highest standard of care is provided to victims.