The National Children’s Alliance offers four different levels of membership. They are designed to meet the individual needs of local communities and children’s advocacy centers. Children’s Advocacy Centers of Virginia is available to assist communities in determining which membership type is most appropriate to meet the individual needs of your community.
Accredited Membership for Children’s Advocacy Centers
To receive accreditation as a Children’s Advocacy Center, applicants must meet each of the ten Standards for Accreditation. These standards ensure that child abuse victims throughout the country receive effective, efficient and compassionate services.
Associate/Developing Center Membership
Children’s Advocacy Centers that are working toward, but have not yet achieved, implementation of all Standards for Accreditation may be granted Associate/Developing CAC status.
Affiliate membership is offered to multidisciplinary teams that are working to improve services for abused children through a collaborative approach to intervention.
Satellite Membership is available to child friendly facilities offering onsite forensic interviews and victim advocacy services under the sponsorship and oversight of an NCA Accredited Child Advocacy Center.