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.
News & Events
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Child Abuse Prevention & Awareness Month - April 2016
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.
Did you know:
In one year: 40,000
children receive critical services at a children’s advocacy center in Texas. With your help, we can do even more.
CACs in the News
June 6, 2016
Weir: Have you observed child abuse?
June 8, 2016
Bridgehaven’s Sanchez speaks to Liberty Lions
April 28, 2016
A Place to Heal: The Child Advocacy Center making a difference in child abuse
April 22, 2016
Advocacy center highlight of Joshua chamber luncheon
April 19, 2016
Collin County child advocacy organization recognized for efforts to prevent cybercrimes against children