Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month - April 2016
News & Events
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.
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.
The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, Inc. (CACTX) was recognized by First Lady of Texas, Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 32nd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, and the OneStar Foundation, for their efforts on behalf of child victims of physical and sexual abuse across Texas.
CACTX is excited to announce that Joe Cosgrove, Jr. will serve as the incoming FY 2016 President of CACTX.
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.
CACs in the News
March 17, 2016
Cardboard cutouts spark conversation on child abuse
February 26, 2016
Eradicating child abuse at all levels
February 15, 2016
Starr County unveils community help center
January 27, 2016
Services Expanded for Children Who Have Been Abused
January 25, 2016
How the Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains Helps Area Children