We restore lives.

West Virginia Child Advocacy Network is the statewide leader in the fight against child abuse — we connect the community and professionals to the resources they need to ensure all children have access to safe, high-quality care.

What Is a Child Advocacy Center?

Traditionally, children are moved from agency to agency and endure multiple interviews, which creates additional trauma. A child advocacy center (CAC) turns that model upside down by providing one safe, child-friendly facility where child protection, criminal justice, and child treatment professionals work together to investigate abuse, hold offenders accountable, and help children heal. In the darkest moments, CACs help kids shine.

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Why the CAC Model Works.

With 21 child advocacy centers across the state, WVCAN was able to provide help to over 3,900 children in Fiscal Year 2016-2017. Our commitment to and support of the CAC model saved taxpayers $3 million dollars, not by cutting corners, but by promoting care that works and gives victims and those reporting it a safe, effective, and trusted system.

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Our Team Sets Us Apart.

WVCAN’s staff of experienced professionals are dedicated to serving the needs of member centers, including collaboration, funding, evaluation and assessment, training and technical assistance, and more. We are equally supported by our Board of Directors — 13 volunteers who are committed to our mission and bring a variety of vital professional expertise and experience to the organization.

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We are always looking for experienced individuals who are passionate about fighting the cycle of abuse and creating a safer state for our children.

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