Putting the needs of children first
The Minnesota Children's Alliance is a membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first. The Minnesota Children's Alliance provides training, support, technical assistance and leadership on a statewide level to local children’s advocacy centers, multidisciplinary teams and communities responding to reports of child abuse and neglect.
A children’s advocacy center is a child-focused, facility-based program in which representatives from many disciplines, including law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical, and victim advocacy, work together to conduct interviews and make team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management and prosecution of child abuse cases.
The Minnesota Children's Alliance strongly believes that the combined professional wisdom and skill of the multidisciplinary team approach results in a more complete understanding of case issues, while providing the most effective system response on behalf of children and families.
The Minnesota Children's Alliance is an accredited chapter of the National Children's Alliance.