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 Indiana Chapter is committed to promoting the development, growth and sustainability continuation of children’s advocacy centers in the State of Indiana through education, training, mentoring, collaboration, advocacy, development of resources and legislation.

The Indiana Chapter of National Children’s Alliance…ensuring that all children in Indiana alleged to be a victim of abuse will have reasonable access to a full array of evidence-based Child Advocacy Center services and an effective multidisciplinary response to their case and their care.

Read about our process
  • Library for CACs and teams
    The Chapter Library is now open. Registration requires approval for first-time logins and is available only to CAC staff and team members.

  • 1-800-800-5556

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

      • Happiest of holidays to all

      • A lot has happened this year. But still, thousands of children received forensic interviews, advocacy support, and mental health and medical services as needed in 2020.

    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 25 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 2017.

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    Indiana Chapter of National Children's Alliance