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National Children's Alliance Accreditation Standards

 

 

 1.    CACofSP provides a comfortable, private, child-friendly setting that is both  physically and   psychologically safe

      for  diverse populations  of children and their families. 

 

2.   CACofSP provides a multidisciplinary team for response to child abuse allegations that  includes  law

       enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, mental health, medical, victims advocacy and the CAC  staff. 

 

3.   CACofSP provides a designated legal entity responsible for program and fiscal operations and  implements

      basic sound   administrative policies. 

 

4.   CACofSP promotes policies, practices, and procedures that are culturally competent. 

 

5.   CACofSP promotes forensic interviews which are legally sound, are of neutral, fact finding nature, and are

      coordinated to avoid duplicative interviewing. 

 

6.   CACofSP provides specialized medical evaluation and treatment services to all CAC clients and coordinates

      a multidisciplinary  team response  to provide follow-up referrals and/or treatment as necessary. 

 

7.   CACofSP provides specialized mental health services as part of the team response, either at the Children’s

      Advocacy Center or through coordination with other treatment providers. 

 

8.   CACofSP provides for victim support and advocacy to be available throughout the investigation and prosecution. 

 

9.   CACofSP provides team discussion and information sharing regarding the investigation, case status, and

      services needed by the child and family on a routine basis. 

 

10. CACofSP has developed and implemented a system for monitoring case progress and tracking case outcomes

       for all team components

 

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Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains

720 Texas Ave.

Lubbock, Texas 79401

Phone: (806) 740-0251

 

Fax: (806) 740--0252

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