Child Advocacy

We aim to provide support and technical assistance to programs addressing the safety and well-being of children exposed to domestic violence and co-occurring child maltreatment. To this end, we have launched the Child Advocacy and Services Enhancement (CASE) Project in partnership with and funding from the North Carolina Division of Social Services.

CASE Project Goals & Efforts

The goals of the CASE Project are to:

  • promote dialogue and raise awareness of the needs of children exposed to domestic violence and co-occurring child maltreatment 
  • increase the skills of domestic violence service providers and allied professionals to serve children and youth in a trauma-informed and culturally competent manner influence policy by generating recommendations, supporting research 
  • develop a resource base to meet the needs of children exposed to domestic violence.

Major efforts of the CASE Project include:

  • Coordinating access to a nationwide criminal background check service provided to domestic violence programs for staff, volunteers or vendors who interface with children
  • Hosting statewide and regional “Domestic Violence and Children” trainings as well as sharing other professional development opportunities relevant to children’s programming, evidence-based programs and trauma-informed services
  • Linking with domestic violence and child maltreatment policy groups such as the North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force, Project Broadcast, and NC Child Advocacy Network to enact programs, policies, and laws instrumental to the needs of children and youth affected by domestic violence and/or child maltreatment.

Data Collection

We have gathered baseline data to assess the status of North Carolina’s services for those with childhood exposure to domestic violence. The following reports summarize findings of the data collected.

CASE Project Partners

To accomplish the goals of the CASE project, we have partnered with many other organizations, including: 

  • Center for Child and Family Health
  • Council for Women
  • Governor’s Crime Commission
  • InterAct
  • KIRAN
  • North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • North Carolina Division of Public Health
  • Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina 

For more information about the CASE Project, please contact Trishana Jones via email or reach her at (919) 956-9124 ext. 205. The following links may also help you:

Learn more and get resources to help chidren exposed to domestic violence here.