CAC & MDT Development
CAC & MDT Development
Children’s Advocacy Center Development Plan
Our vision is that all of South Carolina’s children will have equal access to CAC services regardless of where they reside in the state. In 2018, SCNCAC received a private foundation grant to conduct a feasibility study and needs assessment to guide the growth and development of Children’s Advocacy Centers in South Carolina. The research on the project occurred in the 3rd quarter of 2018 with completion in October 2018. The plan provides an overview of CAC coverage in South Carolina and makes recommendations on how CAC growth should occur. An updated needs assessment is scheduled to be completed in late 2021 and the development plan will be updated in late 2021 or early 2022.
The SCNCAC Development plan is a 5 year project designed to remove barriers to obtaining Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) services for child victims of abuse and their family members. There are now 17 primary CACs and 10 satellite CACs providing services to child abuse victims in South Carolina.
The SCNCAC Development Plan contains, as an appendix, the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) accreditation standards. The purpose of these standards is to ensure that all children who are served by Children’s Advocacy Centers receive consistent, evidence-based interventions that help them heal.This document comprises the full text of the Standards for Accredited Members, 2017 Edition. The Standards are evidence-supported and evolve over time and require revision as research progresses. This edition is in effect as of January 1, 2017, and is the standard for all CAC new and re-accreditation applications. The Standards are revised every 5 years by the National Children’s Alliance.
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