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CAC Information

CAC Accreditation Standards

Each of the child advocacy centers in Nebraska have become Accredited Members of the National Children’s Alliance whereby meeting the ten (10) Standards for Accredited Members and verifying their adherence to the highest standards of practice by submitting to NCA site review.

Multidisciplinary Team
A Multidisciplinary Team for response to child abuse allegations includes representation from the following professionals:
    -Law Enforcement
    -Child Protective Services
    -Mental Health
    -Victim Advocacy
    -Children’s Advocacy Center

Cultural Competency and Diversity 
The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) provides culturally competent services for all CAC clients throughout the life of case

Forensic Interviews
Forensic Interviews are conducted in a manner that is legally sound, of a neutral, fact finding nature, and are coordinated to avoid duplicative interviewing. 

Victim Support and Advocacy
Victim Support and Advocacy Services are provided to all CAC clients and their caregivers as part of the multidisciplinary team response. 

Medical Evaluation
Specialized Medical Evaluation and treatment services are available to all CAC clients and coordinated as part of the multidisciplinary team response. 

Mental Health
Evidence based trauma-focused Mental Health Services, designed to meet the unique needs of the children and caregivers, are consistently available as part of the multidisciplinary team response. 

Case Review
A formal process in which Multidisciplinary discussion and information sharing regarding the investigation, case status and services needed by the child and family is to occur on a routine basis. 

Case Tracking
Children’s Advocacy Centers must develop and implement a system for monitoring case progress and tracking case outcomes for all MDT components.

Organizational Capacity
A designated legal entity responsible for program and fiscal operations has been established and implements basic sound administrative policies and procedures.
Child-Focused Setting
The Child-Focused setting is comfortable, private, and both physically and psychologically safe for diverse populations of children and their family members.