Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington
(CACWA) is the state-wide organization that supports Child Advocacy Centers through funding, training and technical assistance, and development of new CAC's. We, and local CAC's, are accredited through the National Children's Alliance to assure the highest standard of care is provided to victims. There are currently 16 accredited CAC's and 6 developing CAC's in our state providing services in 32 counties. Efforts to expand services to all WA counties are ongoing so that all children can benefit from the services a local CAC provides.
The Purpose of the Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington:
1. To gain statewide consistency in the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse while acknowledging and supporting local diversity;
2. To support the development, growth and continuation of Children's Advocacy Centers (CAC's) and multidisciplinary teams involved in the field of reported child abuse through the provision of technical assistance, training and networking opportunities;
3. To coordinate the efforts of statewide organizations and agencies involved in child abuse intervention;
4. To promote the prevention of child abuse.
Children's Advocacy Centers are the best way to get abused kids all the services they need, all in one place, and to help kids go on to thrive. Here is a short video explaining how CAC's work: