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About Us

Children’s Advocacy Centers™ of Texas, Inc. (CACTX) is the statewide membership association representing all local children’s advocacy centers in the Lone Star state.

Founded in 1994 with a membership of 13 local centers, today the CACTX membership roster includes 71 developing and established centers in large urban cities as well as in small rural communities.

Our membership reflects the vast diversity of Texas, all with their own unique approaches to fulfilling our shared mission of protecting and providing for children.

CACTX offices are located in the Beth C. Swalm Center in Austin, Texas, adjacent to the CACTX Conference Center where specialized CAC trainings are offered throughout each year.

Our Staff

As a membership organization, Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas employs a staff of experienced professionals dedicated to serving the needs of its member centers, including advocacy, collaboration, funding, networking, evaluation and assessment, training and technical assistance, and more.

Meet the team

Our Board

The governing Board of Directors for Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas is composed of 25-35 volunteers from throughout the state who, along with their commitment to the mission of children’s advocacy centers, bring a variety of vital professional expertise and experience to the organization.

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Find a Local Center

Children’s advocacy centers (CACs) operate on the fundamental belief that the best interests of the child victim should be protected as the case proceeds through the investigation and prosecution stages and beyond. CACs offer a child-friendly environment where child victims can feel safe talking about it, in the event something has happened to them.

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We are a movement made up of the 71 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.

More about services

Six Core Services

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    Membership Services
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    Evaluation and Assessment
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    Community Awareness
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Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas is an equal opportunity employer that offers its staff an atmosphere of professionalism, dedication, respect and competitive employee benefits. Starting out with a single staff position in 1995, CACTX now employs a full staff of talented professionals.

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Press Room

CACTX stays current on media coverage affecting state, federal and local policy related to child abuse.

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