$5,000 Provides 60+ hours of technical assistance and expert consultation for one Children’s Advocacy Center, enhancing the direct services offered to child abuse victims.
$1,500 Supports policy changes and stakeholder education regarding felony child abuse cases.
$1,000 Ensures training opportunities for Children’s Advocacy Center staff and local multidisciplinary teams to improve decisions affecting investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse cases.
$500 Supports forensic interview training and one year of ongoing peer support for child abuse professionals responsible for child abuse victim interviews and testimony for the criminal court process.
$100 Enhances Mississippi college and university partnerships to promote CAST curriculum and case simulations through the Child Advocacy Training Institute supporting workforce development.
$75 Provides statewide awareness of the Children’s Advocacy Center model and education resources for parents on ways they can protect children from abuse.
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Mississippi (CACM) is an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance. As a membership organization with numerous local Advocacy Centers throughout the state, we bring together multidisciplinary teams to streamline the process of child abuse situations. Our goal is always to put the needs of the child first, and we bring all services under one umbrella. By bringing together many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental and/or medical health, victim advocacy and child advocacy, we work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.