Do children stay at DCAC?
No, children come to DCAC to receive services such as a forensic interview or therapy. They may also come to the Center if they are being removed from their home and awaiting placement by the Department of Family and Protective Services.
Are you a government agency?
No, DCAC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit.
How can I get involved at DCAC?
You can get involved at DCAC by advocating, serving, or giving. Visit this page for more information on specific opportunities.
Do families pay for DCAC services?
No, all DCAC services are provided at no-cost to children and families.
How is DCAC different from other children’s agencies?
DCAC is part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) with partners in law enforcement, Child Protective Investigations, the District Attorney’s office, and medical professionals. Our MDT includes agencies across Dallas County to reduce trauma of child victims, coordinate efforts of all involved agencies, provide for the best outcome of the criminal case, and ensure the family has access to ongoing care.
Are there other children’s advocacy centers (CACs) in Texas?
Yes, there are more than 70 CACs across the state. DCAC is the advocacy center that serves Dallas County.
How are children referred to DCAC?
Children are referred to our Center through law enforcement and the Department of Family and Protective Serivces. If you feel a child is being abused, please report to one of these agencies directly by calling 911 or the CPS Hotline at 1-800-252-5400.