Safelight earns reaccreditation, plans ribbon cutting for new location | #childabuse | #children | #kids

Safelight has been awarded reaccreditation by the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) following an extensive application and site review process, according to an announcement from the local nonprofit. 

As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CAC) across the country, NCA awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse and violence. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with NCA, accredited CACs undergo a reaccreditation process every five years to ensure best practices, according to a news release. NCA also considers standards regarding a center’s cultural competency and diversity, forensic interviews, victim support and advocacy, medical evaluation, therapeutic intervention, and child-focused setting. 

“As an organization of individuals dedicated to responding to child abuse, we recognize the importance of maintaining accredited status from the National Children’s Alliance. Safelight is committed to providing evidence-based practices utilizing a functioning and effective multidisciplinary team approach to work collaboratively in child abuse investigation, prosecution, and treatment,” said Lauren Wilkie, Safelight Executive Director. 

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