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About Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington:


The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Washington (CACWA) is the state-wide organization that supports Child Advocacy Centers within Washington through funding, training, 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.

Chapter services we offer:

CACWA offers the following services to existing Children’s Advocacy Centers and communities wishing to establish Children’s Advocacy Centers:

  • Training and technical assistance
  • Mentoring by experienced CAC staff in nearby communities
  • Site visits to existing CACs
  • Technical assistance manuals and materials
  • Information on research and best practices
  • Information regarding funding sources for start-up, training, and operations
  • Advocacy on legislative issues and policies affecting children and families
  • Community outreach and awareness,coordination with statewide, regional, and national advocacy groups
  • Assists centers and teams with NCA accreditation, facilitates collection, compilation and dissemination of data