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Advocacy Organizations & Non-Profits


Organizations and non-profits dedicated to child advocacy and serving children who′ve been abused and neglected.

The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children brings together all the disciplines that respond daily to child maltreatment.

National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local members, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child in the United States can be safe, has a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.

Child Abuse Information Services – Childhelp USA
This organization is dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused and neglected children. It does this by focusing its efforts and resources on treatment, prevention, and research.

Child Welfare Information Gateway
The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides access to information & resources to help protect children & strengthen families. Visit often for the latest on a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse & neglect

Kids At Risk Action (KARA)
KARA is a 501(c)3 non-profit action group created to increase awareness of at-risk children and youth in Minnesota and nationwide. Their mission is to advocate for the welfare of at-risk children and youth.

National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)
The NACC is dedicated to providing high quality legal representation for children. Their mission is to improve the lives of children and families through legal advocacy.

National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC)
The NCAC strives to model and promote excellence in child abuse response and prevention.

National Children’s Alliance
The National Children’s Alliance is a not-for profit organization that provides training, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to communities seeking to plan, establish, and improve Children’s Advocacy Centers.

Safer Society Foundation
The mission of the Safer Society Foundation is to produce and distribute educational materials in support of agencies, organizations, helping professionals, and caregivers working to diminish the impact of antisocial and abusive behavior on children and families

Stop Educator Sexual Abuse, Misconduct, & Exploitation (SESAME)
S.E.S.A.M.E, Inc.. works as a voice for the prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment of students by teachers and other school staff.