The Iowa Chapter of Children’s Advocacy Centers supports the development, growth and best practice of Child Advocacy Centers to better serve child abuse victims and their families.

Our vision is that every child in Iowa has access to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary response to allegations of child abuse.

Child Advocacy Centers provide a child-focused setting designed to provide a safe, comfortable and neutral place where child abuse forensic interviews can be conducted and other support services can be provided for children and families.

Last year, the Child Advocacy Centers in Iowa provided 3,581 child victims of abuse with multidisciplinary team investigations, forensic interviews, specialized medical and mental health care, and victim advocacy.

ICCAC works with its members to collect and provide vital statistical information and assist with services that support and encourage its members to meet and exceed the 10 standards required for their national accreditation.

Education and Training

– Forensic Interview
– Multidisciplinary Team
– Case Review
– Advocacy
– Customized, Discipline-Specific

Legislative Representation

– Policy Development

Technical Services

– Protocol Development
– Grant Writing
– Policy and Procedure Development
– Accreditation Application and Preparation
– Children’s Advocacy Center Development

Kacey Peterson, Director
505 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1001
Des Moines, IA 50309

telephone: 515-401-9897
email: kpeterson@iowacacs.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

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