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CACWA is the Washington State Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA).

NCA is the national membership and accrediting organization for Children’s Advocacy Centers. As a chapter, we agree to meet standards that include providing training and technical assistance to existing and developing centers, having a plan for the growth and sustainability of Children’s Advocacy Centers in this state, and providing a sound, well-managed organization that provides a voice and support for Children’s Advocacy Centers.


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
  • Coordination with statewide, regional, and national advocacy groups