Northern Plains CAC                 Red River CAC                 Sanford Health Dakota CAC

About Us


Children's Advocacy Centers (CACs) are committed to improving the response to child abuse. We are a statewide network of community partnerships that utilize a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team approach to investigating child abuse. Professionals from social services, law enforcement, prosecution, victim advocacy, and the medical and mental health communities come together under one roof so that a child has to only tell of his or her abuse one time. Attention to the needs and abilities of children is the hallmark of our programs, ensuring that children are not further victimized by the systems intended to protect them.

There are three CACs serving North Dakota's children and families:

Northern Plains Children's Advocacy Center, Minot
Red River Children's Advocacy Center, Fargo

Sanford Health Dakota Children's Advocacy Center, Bismarck

For more information, please click on the CAC name.

The mission of the Children's Advocacy Centers of North Dakota is to support local communities by promoting and assisting the development, growth and continuation of Children's Advocacy Centers to enhance North Dakota's response to child abuse


We will:

  • Uphold the integrity of the service model within North Dakota's CACs
  • Offer peer support and mentoring
  • Standardize and monitor CAC protocols
  • Raise community awareness
  • Provide outreach and education
  • Provide training for professionals
  • Diversify funding sources
  • Pursue Public Policy (develop a cohesive legislative agenda, education of public officials, obtain chapter-wide public funding)

All three CACs in North Dakota are Accredited Centers with the
National Children's Alliance. The National Children's Alliance is a nationwide not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote and support communities in providing a coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to victims of severe child abuse. NCA is a membership organization providing services to Children's Advocacy Centers, multidisciplinary teams, and professionals across the country.