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Children’s Advocacy Center
Our center provides a coordinated, evidence-based response to child abuse that reduces trauma and provides treatment for the children and families in our community in a safe child-focused environment.
Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center is dedicated to creating communities in which children and families live free from abuse and are free to reach their full potential.
The National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs). Formed in 1988, NCA has been providing support, technical assistance, and quality assurance for CACs, while serving as a voice for abused children for more than 25 years.
The South Carolina Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers (SCNCAC) is an Accredited State Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance. SCNCAC represents all seventeen local Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) in South Carolina.
Research demonstrates caregivers in cases that use Child Advocacy Center provided services are more satisfied with the investigation than those from non-Child Advocacy Center comparison sites. Find out more about DCAC’s services available to you.
Each year over 3 million children become victims of child abuse. A key component to preventing and responding to child abuse and neglect is education and collaboration with professionals throughout the community. Set up a child abuse prevention educational training today!
DCAC provides hope and the opportunity to begin the healing process to over 1,200 children each year. Donations, volunteers, and word of mouth support are the backbone on which we are able to provide these services to our community free of charge. Make a difference in a child’s life today!