National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs).
The National Standards for Accreditation rest on a foundation of research regarding CACs, MDTs, and the related disciplines. That evidence base is constantly evolving and we want to ensure that practices in the field match that evolving body of evidence.
A complete description of the 10 standards of accreditation taking effect for all new accreditation's begun on or after July 1, 2016 and for any re-accreditation's scheduled to occur on or after January 1, 2017.
A complete list of the standards you must meet to become an accredited Chapter.
A web-based, multi-user case management system tailored specifically to manage child maltreatment cases.
NCA's Outcome Measurement System (OMS) helps CACs define their successes in serving children and families while helping them benchmark their progress against the work of a nationwide movement.
A Guide to Implementing the 2017 Standards for Accredited Members.
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