Multi-Disciplinary Team Monthly Case Review Report

Thursday, February 09, 2023
During the month of January 2023, the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center interviewed 47 children that are believed to be victims of abuse in our 8 county coverage area. The counties included Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Rains, Titus, Upshur and Wood. Of those interviews, 10 were male and 37 were female. Screenings included 39 for sexual abuse, five for physical abuse, and three for domestic violence.Camp and Titus CountiesOf those children interviewed in January, two were from Titus County and 0 were from Camp County.28 Total Cases ReviewedTitus County Sheriff’s Office –Mt. Pleasant Police Department-Mt. Pleasant ISD Police Department –Harts...... Read More

Commissioners Court Appoints NETCAC Executive Director to Regional SART Team

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
The Commissioners Court approved a resolution reappointing six members from Hopkins County to the Regional Sexual Assault Response Team: Mary Ferguson with SAFE-T, 8th Judicial District Attorney Will Ramsay, Hopkins County Sheriff Lewis Tatum, Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson, Sexual Assault Examiner Nurse Kim Basinger and Donna Pendleton with Health and Human Services Commission for prevention as well, or a designee appointed by the team member.Also appointed to the team representing other areas outside the county were Delta County Sheriff Charla Singleton, Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones, Lauren Fleming with Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center, Kenny Stillwagoner with Cooper...... Read More

Vision28: NCA's Five Year Strategic Plan

Wednesday, January 04, 2023
To arrive at a common destination, we need a map of where we’re headed. As we do roughly every five years, the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) movement gathered through a National Children’s Alliance (NCA)-led project to collect the most impactful and doable ideas from our members, partners, staff, and volunteers.... Read More

Parents Need Support Through the Storm

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Good morning and welcome back to Monday. I hope this finds everyone well and staying safe. With everything else going on, it’s sometimes tempting to ignore the fact that we are still in the midst of a global pandemic—and one that is likely to continue for some time, even with the vaccine distribution commencing. Anecdotally, and in our own communities, we have witnessed the toll this has taken on children and families, and we know that the confluence of circumstances created by the pandemic is a virtual breeding ground for abuse. But with mandated reporters cut off from access to...... Read More

NETCAC Earns Re-Accreditation from the National Children's Alliance

Tuesday, January 12, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: NORTHEAST TEXAS CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER EARNS RE-ACCREDITATION FROM NATIONAL CHILDREN’S ALLIANCENational Children’s Alliance recognizes Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center for its ongoing delivery of high quality and effective services to child abuse victims through accreditationWINNSBORO (January 5, 2021) – Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC) has been awarded re-accreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) across the country, National Children’s Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient,...... Read More

Katie’s Journey

Friday, August 28, 2020
Katie, a 5yr Kinder student happy, energetic, and very bright!!Christmas Break: She spends a few days and nights with her cousins like she has done so many times before.When she comes home this time something is different… Katie isn’t the same. She has become sullen, not hungry even for spaghetti, her favorite. Katie begins having nightmares and won’t sleep without a light on and has frequent stomach aches and her head hurts. Her pediatrician can’t find a reason for these symptoms. Oh and now she doesn’t want to go to her cousins to play.Back to school after the break, Katie’s...... Read More

Every Child, Every Service, Every Effort

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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.What is the Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center?The NETCAC offers a safe child-friendly environment to children 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...... Read More