Did You Know?
1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday.
Due to the growing concerns of COVID-19, Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center will be following an on-call schedule. We will have a reduced number of staff in the office until further notice. We will continue to work with our partner agencies to serve the children in our community.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit cdc.gov.
The Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center provides a safe and neutral setting which minimizes trauma and promotes overall healing for abused and neglected children and their non-offending caregivers.
In 2020, 752 children received services through the Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center.
The Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center operates as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization accredited by the National Children's Alliance, CACTX, CACA and is a United Way member. The TCAC was founded in 1996 at the request of local law enforcement and prosecutors to bring the team approach together for child abuse cases. The Texarkana Children's Advocacy Center offers a safe place for children who are victims of abuse and their families to receive comprehensive services from dedicated professionals. These professional services are provided by forensic interviewers, therapists and advocates in a child-friendly environment through a coordinated team approach with local law enforcement, District Attorneys, CPS, etc, as well as community education.
*The National Children's Advocacy Center, located in Huntsville AL, was the first operating CAC created in 1985 and became the model for future CAC's to follow. Today, there are 1000+ CACs now operating in the United States and in more than 33 countries throughout the world.