Our Mission:  “Breaking the Cycle of Abuse, One Child at a Time!”

This mission, with community support, is accomplished through the commitment of a cooperative partnership of law enforcement, legal services, child protective services, medical services, and therapeutic care providers.


Together we proudly serve the counties of Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Rains, Titus, Upshur, and Wood.

 

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187

Children Interviewed 2021

132

Families Served 2021

9881

Voices Heard since 1998

The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center coordinates the efforts with professionals charged with the difficult work of investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases.

 

What is the Child Advocacy Center?

Each year, countless children suffer from abuse and neglect. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Texas (CACs) was established in 1994 in an effort to enhance the sensitivity and responsiveness of our civil and criminal justice systems, thereby minimizing the impact of the trauma, for these children and their families.  CACs are non-profit 501-(c)(3) organizations.

How the CAC Model works.How the CAC Model works.

What is the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center?

The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center offers a safe child-friendly environment to children, male and female, between the ages of 2-17 who allegedly have been sexually or severely physically abused or have been a witness to a violent crime. The children who come to the NETCAC are allowed to tell their experiences in a non-leading way to a trained forensic interviewer rather than having to repeat it multiple times to multiple agencies involved in the investigation and prosecution, therefore reducing the trauma to the child.

The NETCAC meets the standards and criteria set by the Texas Family Code and are members of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, and the National Children’s Alliance.

 

How much does it cost?

NETCAC is a non-profit 501-(c)(3) organization. Currently, we are able to offer these services free of charge, thanks to grant assistance, financial assistance from area businesses, monetary donations, gifts-in-kind, community support, and the CAC board members and volunteers.

 

Since opening its doors in March of 1998, the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center
has interviewed OVER 9,800 children of suspected abuse.

 

What is the principle of the Center?

To provide a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) of professionals to work together to facilitate the prevention, detection, investigation, and treatment to ensure that the best interest of the child victims is being served. CACs coordinate MDT meetings regularly to discuss cases. This team of professionals works together to ensure that the best interest of the child victim is being served.

 

Who is involved?

    • Child Protective Services
    • Criminal District Attorney’s Offices
    • Law Enforcement
    • Juvenile Probation
    • Medical Personnel
    • Trauma-Focused Behavioral Therapists
    • Domestic Violence Shelters
    • Court Appointed Special Advocates
    • CAC Staff

 Why are they involved?

Child victims of abuse need the careful attention of professionals trained to address their special needs. In the past, each victim seeking help faced multiple contacts with different community professionals, creating a maze of confusion for the child and family.

CACs have changed all that. We are a part of a nationwide effort to reduce the trauma so children are not re-victimized by the system designed to protect them. With the support of the community, the CAC enables the child to come to one place for safety, protection, and justice instead of going from agency to agency.

 

 What services are available?

    • A neutral, child-friendly facility
    • Joint investigations
    • Video-taped forensic interviews
    • Medical examinations, evaluations, & referrals
    • Court testimony
    • Case tracking
    • Training for professionals in related fields
    • Child play therapy, individual & family therapy & referrals
    • Support groups and services
    • Education classes and awareness training for parents, children, volunteers & the community

 

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