We are a movement made up of the 68 local children's advocacy centers (CACs) serving children throughout Texas, local professionals investigating and prosecuting child abuse, a committed board of directors, dedicated donors, volunteers, staff and corporate and government partners. The six core priority services of CACTX are guided by our following beliefs:
We believe access to strong, local CACs will provide young victims with the unique services they need to begin their journey to hope, justice and healing.
Evaluation and Assessment:
We believe ongoing success in the fight against child abuse requires continual evaluation of current efforts and exploration of new, more effective ways to do this work.
We believe that information sharing and networking is critical to innovation in the child abuse field.
We believe in the power of a collective voice to successfully effectuate systemic change that will impact the lives of children scarred by violence and abuse.
We believe that the eradication of child abuse from our society begins with building informed; empowered communities that stand ready to embrace this issue with courage, making it a top priority.
At the heart of our mission is a commitment to support the sustainability of local children's advocacy centers so that they may continue to help young victims rebuild their lives.
Did you know:
Out of 40,000 child victims served at a CAC in Texas last year, 26%
were not old enough to attend kindergarten.