The Northeast Texas Child Advocacy Center (NETCAC) is the only non-profit in the eight-county area of northeast Texas that serves as the first stop for children ages 2-17 who have been victimized by sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, or who have witnessed a violent crime or drug use in their home.

The children who come through our doors 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 people, therefore reducing trauma to the victim.

Our Center provides a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical, and mental health professionals can share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child. It is our goal to reduce trauma to child abuse victims and their families by offering evidence-based, trauma-informed services.

NETCAC is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, and we offer these services free of charge to families thanks to grant assistance, financial support from area businesses and civic organizations, monetary gifts, gifts-in-kind, community support, and the NETCAC Board of Directors and volunteers.

NETCAC is a nationally accredited Child Advocacy Center, meets the standards and criteria set by the Texas Family Code, and is a member in good standing of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas (CACTX) and the National Children’s Alliance (NCA).

Our Mission

To bring hope and healing while working together to break the cycle of child abuse.

Our Vision

To create a future free from child abuse through courage, hope, and healing for children in northeast Texas.

our FIVE Core Values


We uphold the values of respect, honesty, trust, and loyalty to survivors and their families as well as ourselves, our partners, and our colleagues.


Our task is not easy, and the burden is not light, but we are fully committed to creating a community free from child abuse in all aspects of our work.


We empower victims to become survivors by overcoming their past and healing from trauma so they can reclaim their voices.


We work diligently and passionately with our multi-disciplinary team partners and with each other in pursuit of a greater purpose.


We work to alleviate the suffering of survivors and their families by serving them with compassion, empathy, and understanding.