Madison County Child Advocacy Center
The Madison County Child Advocacy Center has been awarded re-accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process.
The National Children’s Alliance awards accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with National Children’s Alliance and denotes excellence in service provision.
Founded in 2003, the Madison County Child Advocacy Center has served more than 4,900 children and families in Madison and Bond counties. The center provides a child-friendly setting for thorough, skilled and objective evaluation of children identified as possible victims of sexual or serious physical abuse.
“The Madison County Child Advocacy Center is to be commended for its continued commitment to effectively serve victims of child abuse,” said Teresa Huizar, executive director of National Children’s Alliance. “As the national association and accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country, our goal is to ensure that every victim of child abuse has access to high-quality services that result from professional collaboration. By requiring accredited centers to undergo re-accreditation every five years, we ensure that evidence-based practices are being implemented and the highest quality of service is being provided.”
For information on the Madison County Child Advocacy Center, call (618) 296-5390 or visit www.madco-cac.org.