Who we are

Children's Advocacy Centers of North Carolina became incorporated in 1997 to provide leadership and support to the growing movement of CACs across the state of North Carolina. As more communities opened CACs, the need for support from CACNC has also grown from one staff member in 2004 when we were officially recognized as a 501(c)3 to a robust group of 12 staff members representing different communities across the state in 2022.

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Our Mission

Develop, train and sustain high quality Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs).

Our Services

As CACNC strives to help maintain strong, healthy, stable, and effective child advocacy centers and multidisciplinary teams across North Carolina, we provide:

  • Statewide Advocacy

    CACNC works to increase public awareness, outreach and education.

  • Legal and Medical Guidance

    CACNC retains experts in the field to provide continuous quality improvement in the areas of child medical evaluations and legal support.

  • Technical Assistance

    CACNC provides guidance and expertise to the general public, child advocacy center staff and multidisciplinary team partners.

  • Training

    CACNC provides annual training throughout the year as well as two annual symposiums to assist in the investigation, evaluation, treatment and prosecution of child maltreatment.

  • Networking

    CACNC facilitates opportunities for networking between local child advocacy centers, as well as partner agencies.

  • Center Development

    CACNC works with community leaders to establish CACs in unserved communities and advance them towards accreditation.

  • Outreach to Underserved Communities

    CACNC provides support and referral services to victims and their non-offending family/friends in underserved areas that do not currently have a CAC within their community.