Putting the needs of child abuse victims first
The mission of the Alaska Children's Alliance is to promote a culturally appropriate multidisciplinary response to child maltreatment throughout Alaska.
We are a membership organization dedicated to helping Alaskan communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and putting the needs of child victims and their families first. The Alaska Children's Alliance provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local Child Advocacy Centers and to communities who wish to develop a multidisciplinary response to reports of child abuse and neglect.
A children's advocacy center is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, victim/family advocacy, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and tribal representatives work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases, with a focus on child sexual abuse.
The Alaska Children's Alliance strongly believes that the combined professional wisdom and skill of the multidisciplinary team approach results in a more complete understanding of case issues and the most effective child and family focused system response possible.
The Alaska Children's Alliance is an accredited chapter of the National Children's Alliance.