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Every Child: We strive to ensure that our network of CACs is reaching every child in need of CAC services in Texas.
Every Service: We strive to ensure that children have access to the full array of services provided by a CAC of which they need.
Every Effort: We strive to ensure that all children receive the highest standard of care through Texas CACs.

We Are CACTX

There are more than 70 children’s advocacy centers in the state of Texas serving nearly 48,000 children each year.

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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Did you know:

Out of 48,000 child victims served at a CAC in Texas last year, 26%

were not old enough to attend kindergarten.

Report Suspected Abuse
Call 1-800-252-5400 or 9-1-1
www.txabusehotline.org


News & Events

Women of Courage Volunteer Activity Featured in the Texas First Lady Texanthropy Spotlight

In July, Women of Courage members came together for their first-ever volunteer opportunity, held at the Texas Governor’s Mansion. Thanks to those who participated, 75 blankets embroidered with the phrase “Dream Big”, along with hand-written notes will be shared with children across Texas who receive a My Safe Space room makeover.

Rauls: Honor women athletes who spoke the truth

As our nation teeters on the brink of despair over the prevalence of child sexual abuse, people need to know there is actually cause for great hope. When that courageous group of athletes made their elegant statements, they sparked conversations across the country that will lead, in succession, to engagement, detection, justice and, ultimately, prevention. CACTX’s Joy Rauls honors the athletes who spoke their truth in a recent Houston Chronicle article.

Texas lawmakers did a good job protecting kids

The Texas Tribune’s TribTalk has featured an article authored by CACTX CEO Joy Rauls showcasing the impactful efforts of Texas lawmakers this session to bolster the child welfare system in Texas, thus strengthening the CAC model.

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Training

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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Thank You

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

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