What we do
The Connecticut Children’s Alliance works to ensure that the child victims and their families are provided with the specialized and personal care and services of a Child Advocacy Center/Multidisciplinary Team. We also strive to ensure children are not further victimized by the systems designed to protect them while also building a successful prosecution case. The Connecticut Children’s Alliance provides a voice for child abuse victims at a statewide level by improving the process on how cases are dealt with while keeping the welfare of the child victim in mind.
Members of the Multidisciplinary Teams work together to reduce the secondary trauma young victims may experience from navigating a confusing system, while enhancing the system’s ability to respond to child maltreatment. The Connecticut Children’s Alliance itself is a membership organization, a team of coordinators, program managers, and management directors of each of the 16 Multidisciplinary Teams (8 of which are Child Advocacy Centers) in Connecticut. Each Multidisciplinary Team is comprised of child protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, medical and mental health providers, forensic interviewers, victim advocates, and others who work together to coordinate the investigation of allegations of child abuse and provide the child victim and family with support services. Currently, there are Multidisciplinary Teams in 16 locations throughout the state covering catchment areas defined by the judiciary:
The CCA’s mission is to avail comprehensive statewide services to all child victims and their families through collaboration, systemic change, public awareness and legislative advocacy.
To achieve its mission