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NCJ Number: 250689 Find in a Library
Title: Healing, Justice, and Trust: A National Report on Outcomes for Children's Advocacy Centers 2015
Author(s): National Children's Alliance
Corporate Author: National Children's Alliance (NCA)
United States of America
Date Published: 2015
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: National Children's Alliance (NCA)
Washington, DC 20006
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2015-CI-FX-K002
Sale Source: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Program/Project Evaluation; Report (Annual/Periodic); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Study/Research); Survey
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This is the 2015 national report on outcomes for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), which provide a safe, child-focused environment under the care of a trained multidisciplinary team (MDT) that renders services in the fields of health care, law enforcement, mental health, prosecution, child protective services, victim advocacy, and protective services.
Abstract: The data for this report were obtained through the Outcome Measurement System (OMS), which is an annual survey completed by CACs nationwide. The survey is completed by the caregivers of children served by CACs. In the OMS survey, members of MDTs complete standard survey questions that measure how well they are providing “healing, justice, and trust.” “Healing” involves restoring the lives of children and families after abuse incidents. “Justice” involves striving toward just outcomes for victims of abuse and protecting all kids from abusers. “Trust” consists of ensuring that children, families, and MDT members can trust their center and the CAC model to provide the services they need. Regarding “healing,” the returned survey indicates that 95 percent of caregivers believe that CACs provide them with the resources needed to support children they serve. Regarding “justice,” 98 percent of MDT members believe clients benefit from the collaborative approach of the MDT. Regarding “trust,” 96 percent of the caregivers reported that if they knew of a family facing difficulties in caring for their children, they would tell the parents about the CAC.
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse situation remedies; Child abuse treatment; Child Protection; Child protection services; Interagency cooperation; Multidisciplinary Teams; OJJDP grant-related documents; OJJDP Resources; Services effectiveness
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