Empowering Pennsylvania
to serve child victims of abuse

Fighting Child Abuse

Interested in learning more about the National Children's Alliance and our local Centers? 


Putting the Needs of Child Abuse Victims First

Historic Day for the Children of Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett signs first dedicated funding for strengthening Childrens Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Teams.

The Pennsylvania Chapter of  CAC & MDITs provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local children’s advocacy centers and communities throughout Pennsylvania that respond to reports of child abuse and neglect.

Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection Recommends All Children in Pennsylvania Have Access to Child Advocacy Centers  (Harrisburg, PA – November 27, 2012).  Click here for Press Release , Task Force Report and Pennsylvania CAC Map (Dec. 2012).

The Model Set of Standards for Pennsylvania’s Multidisciplinary Investigative Teams promotes best practice and high quality investigations based on available and emerging research that has shown that these practices lead to positive outcomes for both the individual child victim and the collective community of children. Efforts across the state are underway to strengthen the MDIT process and we expect these efforts to continue over time.  As Pennsylvania’s practice grows and changes this document will also grow and change into the future.  The work that we do is hard and often under-appreciated, but there is little we do that is more important than making a difference in the life of a child.  Click here for a copy of the Model Set of Standards.

Find out more about what the PA CAC/MDT does for Pennsylvania communities.

PA CAC/MDT is an accredited chapter of the National Children's Alliance. Learn the benefits of being an accredited National Children's Alliance member and request information if you're interested.

If you would like additional information about the PA CAC/MDT's services or policies, please contact our office at 814-431-8151 or send an email to alisongray@neo.rr.com


One With Courage: Take the Pledge, Make a Difference

YOU can be One With Courage simply by pushing the discomfort and fear that surrounds the ability to talk about child abuse aside to talk openly about it, to start a dialogue about it, and to combat the secrecy that enables child abuse. Learn how YOU can be One With Courage and take action!