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NCJ Number: 167135 Find in a Library
Title: Building Blocks: An Implementation Guide for the National Children's Advocacy Center
Corporate Author: National Children's Advocacy Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 37
Sponsoring Agency: National Children's Advocacy Ctr
Huntsville, AL 35801
Sale Source: National Children's Advocacy Ctr
210 Pratt Avenue
Huntsville, AL 35801
United States of America
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual explains the services, organization, and operations of the National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC), a nonprofit organization located in Huntsville, Ala. that provides services to child victims of sexual abuse or severe physical abuse.
Abstract: The center is located in a small house near the local courthouse; it is designed to be both neutral and child-focused and to provide a friendly and supportive place for interviews with the child and non-offending family members. NCAC began operations in May 1985. It aims to prevent the re-victimization of child sexual abuse victims as the system responds to their cases, to have children experience their involvement with responding agencies as therapeutic, to hold more child abuse perpetrators accountable for their crimes, to provide families with needed services, to improve professional skills, and to assist other communities in establishing a system response to child sexual abuse. NCAC has 24 board members. Staff included an executive director, a clinical director, two therapists, a medical director, a child interview specialist, a clinical assistant, a financial manager, a receptionist, program coordinators, and volunteers who provide transportation. Description of procedures and additional services and appended program materials
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Abused children; Child victim interviews; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims; Juvenile dependency and neglect; Victim reactions to the Criminal Justice System; Victim services
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