NCA’s Annual Reports document the organization’s growth and achievements over the years. Some highlights from the 2015 Annual Report include:
- NCA kicked off a partnership with the Duke Endowment, Yale Child Study Center, and our State Chapters and Member CACs in North and South Carolina training 29 mental health providers in a crucial form of trauma therapy used to help abused kids recover. So far, out of 97 kids with severe trauma symptoms coming to CACs through the program, the average child has reduced their trauma symptoms below the PTSD threshold.
- We and our members reached a formal agreement with the FBI to serve child victims of trafficing using the effective, evidence-based CAC model.
- On the Hill, we fought for and won increases in federal funding to fight child sex trafficking through the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA), and to help all child victims of abuse through the Victims of Child Abuse Act.
Children’s Advocacy Centers make a difference in the lives of children each and every day. And each and every day, NCA stands beside its members – now numbering 795 and counting in all 50 states – to ensure that CACs, MDTs and Chapter organizations receive the training, technical assistance and support they need to better serve abused children in their local communities.
NCA works with its members to minimize trauma for abused children, break the cycle of abuse and hold offenders accountable by offering services in the following 5 areas:
- Community Awareness and Advocacy
- Training & Technical Assistance
Communities across the country have embraced the CAC model, because they know it is as efficient as it is effective. Even in the face of tough economic circumstances, NCA’s membership has continued to grow – by over 193% since 2000. Fifteen states have 100% service coverage, and two-thirds of all counties in America have access to a CAC. And, like its member centers, NCA makes efficient use of its funds - for every dollar of revenue NCA receives, 92 cents goes back out to local CACs, MDTs and state Chapters to ensure that abused children receive the services they need.