We believe every person should have local access to a child advocacy center after an allegation of abuse has been made. Because many Minnesota communities lack a Child Advocacy Center in their area, we’re helping concerned people like you help start them. Learn how to start a CAC in your community.
Through our work we have helped secure $400,000 annually to develop new children’s advocacy centers and expand services to un-served areas of Minnesota.
The Minnesota Children’s Alliance is also an active participant in the Minnesota State Legislature, helping lawmakers understand what’s happening in their communities regarding abuse, assault, and victim advocacy. We do not employ or contract with a lobbying firm, but instead directly contact and make relationships with lawmakers. Our voice is heard through online campaigns, letters and direct correspondence, phone calls, and in-person testimony given by our staff to legislators and key committees. Through our work we have helped secure $400,000 annually to develop new children’s advocacy centers and expand services to un-served areas of Minnesota.
Legal, Policy, and Training Initiatives
We also work closely with the National Children’s Alliance to ensure the voice of Minnesota Children, CACs, and other multidisciplinary team members are heard in Washington.
The Minnesota Children’s Alliance also assists established CACs with research and technical support. CAC teams that find themselves confused by new legislation, unsure of new accreditation standards from the National Children’s Alliance, or want to read about the latest research and findings on child protection, victim advocacy, or a host of other services can turn to the Minnesota Children’s Alliance.
Through our robust training programs, CACs around the country are following the examples and successes of Minnesota CACs and the Minnesota Children’s Alliance.