Empowering Colorado to serve child victims of abuse.

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The Colorado Children’s Alliance provides training, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local children’s and child advocacy centers and communities throughout Colorado responding to reports of child abuse and neglect.


Putting the needs of child abuse victims first.

The Colorado Children’s Alliance is a membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.The Colorado Children’s Alliance provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local children’s and child advocacy centers and communities throughout Colorado responding to reports of child abuse and neglect.

children’s advocacy center (CAC) is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim advocacy, child advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.

The Colorado Children’s Alliance strongly believes 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.

The Colorado Children’s Alliance is an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance.


In Colorado…

77%

Of Colorado judicial districts have a child advocacy center.

17

Child advocacy centers are open across the state.

5,898

Children received services at a child advocacy center in 2017.


With seventeen centers and counting, Colorado Children’s Alliance (CCA) has played a significant role in supporting and training CACs and their staff. Statewide trainings include Forensic Interviewer training, Victim Advocate training, training for therapists who provide services to CACs, and more. In addition to training, CCA supports developing centers with helping their new Board of Directors understand what a CAC is and their role as a Board Member. CCA also helps developing centers educate their Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) on what their role is when working with the CAC.