Protecting Arkansas’ children by investing in Child Advocacy Centers.
The Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas initially began with three child advocacy centers called the Arkansas Association of Children's Advocacy Centers in 1999. In 2003, the organization changed its name to Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas. Our purpose or mission has remained the same: to assist and support the state's local CACs and communities through the development, continuation and enhancement of the CAC model. It also serves as a link to regional and national support agencies and as the leading resource within the State dedicated to a coordinated and comprehensive response to child abuse.
The purpose of the not-for-profit Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas (CACA) is to promote, assist, and support the development, growth, and continuation of CACs in the State of Arkansas so that every child victim has access to the services of a CAC.
- To support the development, growth and continuation of the children's advocacy centers (CACs) in Arkansas
- To promote system improvements for abused and neglected children utilizing education and advocacy campaigns and partnerships to improve governmental relations
- To initiate and maintain statewide public education programs on the benefits of collaborative approaches to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect
- To provide information and materials relevant to CACs development, management, quality assurance, standards, best practices and policies, training curriculum, resources development, and program sustainability
- To identify and coordinate funding opportunities for CACs
Our StaffElizabeth Pulley
Our Board of Directors
First Lady Susan Hutchinson
Our Advisory Council
Rep. Charlotte Douglas
Dr. Karen Farst
Dr. Rex Horne
Sen. Eddie Joe Williams
Justice Rhonda Wood