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Child Advocacy Centers (CAC) ensure that every child victim referred to a CAC has a comfortable, child-friendly environment for interviews and other services, reducing further trauma to the child and focusing on beginning their journey for hope and healing.


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CLARO Louisiana CASA The National Children's Advocacy Center National Children's Alliance Louisiana Court Improvement Program LASafeHavenLaw CJA Partnership for Children and Families CTF Bar Foundation DCFS AmeriCorps BCBSLA CWIG Walmart NCASA

OUR MISSION

The mission of CAC is to help local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.

 

The mission of Children's Advocacy Centers of Louisiana (CACLA) is based solely on the best interests of children - to help local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient in putting the needs of child victims first, and to support the development, growth, communication between, and continuation of quality children’s advocacy centers in the state of Louisiana. 

 

CACLA supports National Children’s Alliance strong belief that the combined professional wisdom and skill of the multidisciplinary team approach results in a more complete understanding of case issues and the most effective child- and family-focused system response possible.

 

CACLA offers assistance to CACs in Louisiana by:

  • Providing training and technical assistance for local CAC staff and stakeholders
  • Coordinating networking opportunities and information sharing among CAC’s and with stakeholders
  • Advocating for policy, collaborations, and best practices which support systematic reform and change for child abuse