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Last year, nearly 7,000 children were seen by Child Advocacy Centers in Washington State; 87% of those children were impacted by sexual or physical abuse and 67% of those children were under the age of twelve.

Child Advocacy Centers (CAC’s) are healing places to reduce the trauma for young victims of violence and sexual abuse. CAC’s offer a one-stop caring, protective environment where children feel safe to tell their stories – just once- to physicians, police, counselors, and expert professionals who care, who can help stop their abuse, and begin their process of healing and bring justice. CAC’s bring this multidisciplinary team together to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases. Guiding a family from crisis to hope, and helping them navigate the complex criminal justice and child welfare system is an important outcome that CAC’s provide.


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Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington - Protecting Children & Reducing Trauma
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"Support CACWA's 2019 Legislative Request for Increased CAC Funding"
Evidence shows that the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model greatly improves outcomes for children and families that have experienced abuse. Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington (CACWA) is dedicated to ensuring every child in Washington has access to the array of services CACs offer. To accomplish this, we are committed to supporting our members at every level, including legislative efforts to support the work we all do every day on behalf of our state's children and families in need.

The following information and resources may be helpful to understanding more about CACs, their role in keeping children safe in our local communities, and the critical need for increased investment in Washington's CAC network.

Case for Funding

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CACWA Case for Funding

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CAC Stats

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CAC Stats

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CAC Impacts

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CAC Impacts

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2019 Thriving Kids Report

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2019 Thriving Kids NCA Report

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CAC Child Interviews

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CAC Child Interviews

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Demonstrated Efficacy of CAC's

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The Demonstrated three prong efficacy of CAC's

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Cost-Benefit Analysis

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CAC Cost-Benefit analysis

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CAC Effectiveness

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CAC Effectiveness

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CAC Effectiveness Executive Summary

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CAC Effectiveness Executive Summary Report

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NCA Policy Brief

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NCA Policy Brief

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CACWA OMS Report 

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Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington-Outcome Measurement System Report 2017-2018

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Contact Your Local Legislators!

Contact Your Legislature

Tell your local legislators why you think Children's Advocacy Centers are so important in helping abused children find hope and healing. Let them know that CAC's are a part of a unique community response that addresses the causes of child abuse, prevention, and provides a path to restoration.

CACWA receives state and federal funds to support CACs throughout Washington. Your voice matters!


By simply clicking this link you can: Contact your Legislators 

Be a part of something bigger than yourself!

Raise Awareness
Use the hashtag #pinwheelsforprevention and #CACWA when you post photos of your events on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.

Wear Blue Day, April 6th
On April 6th wear your favorite blue jeans, blue hoodies, blue everything. One person can make a difference, and it can start with you.  Please join us and share your photos (#WearBlueDay #CACWA).

Get Connected
Share your photos and stories on our Facebook,Instagram and Twitter pages.

Get Involved
Attend an event one of our amazing centers is hosting or become a volunteer. Actively engage in fundraisers and charity drives for a Childrens Advocacy Center in your area! Contact a center near you to learn more about how you can help end child abuse and neglect in your community

Become a Board Member

Share your resources, talents and professional expertise with Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington as a Board Member. Promote the Child Advocacy Centers, encourage and support its Executive Director and staff, and work in concert with other board members. Click here to be directed to our Board Member application

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Children's Advocacy Centers of Washington State is an accredited member of the NCA