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actively supports and promotes New Jersey’s 10 accredited Child Advocacy Centers (CACs), and is working toward the mission of ensuring that every child in the state has access to a CAC. In support of that mission, we have set the goal of having 21 CACs in New Jersey by 2021.
Mission Statement: New Jersey Children’s Alliance is a statewide non-profit membership organization whose mission is to ensure victims of child abuse and family violence have access to comprehensive, evidence-based quality services that promote hope, healing and justice.
Vision Statement: That all children in the state of New Jersey who are impacted by child abuse receive a coordinated and comprehensive response, which is sensitive to cultural differences and individual abilities.
Purpose: THE PURPOSE OF NEW JERSEY CHILDREN’S ALLIANCE
The purpose of New Jersey Children’s Alliance is to promote the development, growth and continuation of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC’s) and related initiatives throughout the State of New Jersey, through the promotion of networking, communication, training, mentoring and advocacy of public policy.
The New Jersey Children’s Alliance promotes the standards for accreditation for Child Advocacy Centers as established and updated by the National Children’s Alliance and seeks to encourage full accreditation of CAC’s in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey and to mentor development of CAC’s.
Further, the purpose of the New Jersey Children’s Alliance is to seek and receive funding from the National Children’s Alliance and other sources and make those funds available to its members while complying with all of grant source requirements, and sustaining itself.
The New Jersey Children’s Alliance seeks to provide and promote education of communities including, but not limited to, law enforcement, social workers, prosecution, medical professionals, victim advocates, mental health professionals, educators, media and legislators regarding the CAC response to criminal child abuse and the vital importance of the multi-disciplinary team which is integral to all CACs.