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There are 70 children’s advocacy centers in the state of Texas serving more than 43,000 children each year.
a collaborative response for children impacted by abuse.
The Women of Courage Committee is a collective group of women throughout Texas who are making a BIG impact on LITTLE lives.


The mission of Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. (CACTX) is to restore the lives of abused children by supporting children’s advocacy centers (CACs) in partnership with local communities and agencies investigating and prosecuting child abuse.

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In one year, more than 43,000

children receive critical services at a children’s advocacy center in Texas. With your help, we can do even more.

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News & Events

CACTX Announces New Board Officers & Board Members

CACTX is excited to begin FY 2017 with a new slate of board executive officers. Lasse Wagene (Houston- Ambrose Resources) will serve as the incoming CACTX President, joined by President Elect Jeff Jeter (Austin- UT Arlington), Vice President James Kimbell (Houston- Strasburger and Price, LLP), Secretary Revlynn Lawson (Austin- Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson), and Treasurer Gina DeBottis Metts (Houston- Retired, Special Prosecution Unit).

When it comes to smartphone games, kids aren’t the only ones who want to “catch ‘em all.”

As an organization committed to securing justice and healing for the child victims of sexual abuse, the Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) of Texas are encouraging parents and guardians to pay closer attention to the digital media that children are consuming.

It’s Time to Shine Our Own Spotlight

The Oscar ceremonies were noteworthy for a number of reasons, but the biggest news was the Best Picture award for the movie, Spotlight. Chronicling a team of Boston newspaper reporters on the quest for answers in a child sex abuse scandal, it has given us another way to broach the most distasteful subject of all. There are children in our community who are still being sexually abused as you read this and we all have a role to play in protecting them.

An Open Letter to George W. Bush

2015 marked 20 years since CACTX began operations. The San Antonio Express News ran an open-letter to President George W. Bush authored by Joy Rauls and CACTX Board President Joe Cosgrove, Jr. This letter exemplifies our gratitude to our 74th Texas Legislature for adopting the CAC model into statute and establishing CACs as the best practice approach to working these difficult cases. With the passage of SB 81 in 1995, Texas was set on the trajectory to become the national leader in this movement.

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CACTX is dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those individuals and agencies who work with child abuse victims within CAC settings. As a central resource for information and technical assistance, we offer a broad array of educational opportunities for CAC personnel, board members and multidisciplinary team members.

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Our partners ensure that CACTX continues to provide vital resources to children’s advocacy centers in Texas.

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