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Purpose

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The Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota is an accredited State Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance and represents local children’s advocacy centers (CACs) in South Dakota.

CACSD was founded in 1998 with a membership of two centers in South Dakota. Today its membership has grown to four accredited centers and one developing center, serving children and families throughout South Dakota.

The Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota (CACSD) is an organization that promotes the development, cultural awareness, growth and continuation of child advocacy centers in the state of South Dakota through education and training, mentoring, collaboration, advocacy, development of child advocacy centers and legislation.

Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota (CACSD)

The Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota is an accredited State Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance and represents local children’s advocacy centers (CACs) in South Dakota. CACSD was founded in 1998 with a membership of two centers in South Dakota. Today its membership has grown to four accredited centers, serving children and families throughout South Dakota.

 

Child Advocacy Centers (CACs)

Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) are child-focused centers that coordinate the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse, while helping abused children heal. CACs emphasize the coordination of investigation and intervention services by bringing together professionals and agencies as a multi-disciplinary team to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases.

 

National Children’s Alliance

The National Children’s Alliance is a national, not-for-profit organization that equips communities to provide a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to child victims of abuse. NCA accredits children’s advocacy centers and state chapters based on nationally recognized standards.


The Child Advocacy Centers of South Dakota

CACSD is a network of Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.

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What can you do?

Reporting abuse or neglect can protect a child and get help for a family – it may even save a child’s life. Learn more about reporting child abuse here.