Protecting Hoosier Children

Indiana Children’s Advocacy Centers (INCACS), the Indiana chapter of the National Children’s Alliance, serves Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) across Indiana. CACs are dedicated to interviewing children and finding facts to assist law enforcement and the court system after alleged child abuse, neglect, or assault.

The mission of INCACS is to promote the development, growth, and continuation of children’s advocacy centers in the State of Indiana through education and training, mentoring, collaboration, advocacy, development of resources, and legislation.

INCACS ensures that every child in Indiana alleged to be a victim of abuse will benefit from a skilled team approach to investigations in a safe, child-focused environment within a reasonable traveling distance of their home.

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Report abuse and assault.
Call the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline.

She had the courage

It takes a lot of courage and bravery to report abuse, especially for young children and teens who may not be fully aware of what's happening to them. In Indiana, all forms of suspected child abuse are required to be reported to law enforcement.

Every day children across Indiana and the United States are finding the courage to report abuse. You can report suspected maltreatment by calling the Indiana Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-800-5556.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do CACs have the ability for overnight stays by children of alleged abuse and neglect?


How many CACs are there in Indiana?

There are 24 Children’s Advocacy Centers in Indiana – located in rural areas, towns and cities across the state. Designed to meet the unique needs of the particular community in which it is located, no two centers are exactly alike, but all strive to meet the national standards for accreditation set by National Children’s Alliance. There are more than 750 Children’s Advocacy Centers nationwide. You can find a CAC near you now.

Is your Children’s Advocacy Center a daycare facility as well?


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Find a Child Advocacy Center

Find the child advocacy center in your community. Search by county or with this map.

Counties in dark blue have a center.

Counties in light blue are served by a neighboring county.

Counties in white do not have a center, but do have a "Finding Words" trained interviewer.

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Reports of child abuse in Indiana in 2013.

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Indiana Chapter of National Children's Alliance