Children throughout Alaska received services in FY2017 from 11 Child Advocacy Centers. Of these children 1/3 were boys and 36% were ages 6 and under.
More than 800,000 children are confirmed as victims of abuse or neglect each year in the U.S.
Neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment, followed by physical abuse.
One in three girls and one in five boys will be sexually abused or assaulted before they reach the age of 18.
Specially trained Interviewers
Support and advocacy for non-offending caregivers
Non-Invasive physical exam
Referrals to services so the healing can begin
A multidisciplinary response improves outcomes for child victims & their families
Welcome to Child Advocacy Centers in Alaska
Help Victims Become Survivors
Stand Up Step Forward
We are a membership organization dedicated to helping Alaskan communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and putting the needs of child victims and their families first. The Alaska Children’s Alliance provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local Child Advocacy Centers and to communities who wish to develop a multidisciplinary response to reports of child abuse and neglect.
A children’s advocacy center is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, victim/family advocacy, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and tribal representatives work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases, with a focus on child sexual abuse.
The Alaska Children’s Alliance strongly believes that the combined professional wisdom and skill of the multidisciplinary team approach results in a more complete understanding of case issues and the most effective child and family focused system response possible.
The Alaska Children’s Alliance is an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance.
Breakdown of Children Seen at Alaska CACs in FY17
5 year statistics FY13 to FY17 with corrected Kenai Peninsula figures
ChildFirst Alaska June 2015 article
ChildFirst Alaska Feb. 2015 article