The Children’s Legacy Center is Shasta County’s customized model of a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC).

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The Children's Advocacy Center model was created more than 30 years ago in Huntsville, Alabama, through the vision of former Congressman Robert Cramer, who was at the time a District Attorney in Madison County, Alabama.  There are now more than 950 CACs in over 25 countries worldwide, based on this original model

To learn more about the original model, go to National CAC.

From day one, the founding committee of the Children's Legacy Center has set our sights on receiving accreditation through the National Children's Alliance - recognized nationwide as the accrediting agency for Children's Advocacy Centers.

For more information, visit the National Children's Alliance.

How we are customizing the model for our community

The Children’s Legacy Center will include co-location of 7 agencies as well as a 6 bed Short Term Residential Treatment Program (STRTP), the “Emergency Assessment Center”. It is the first center we have seen of its kind where co-location is on site with an STRTP. We are very excited to establish an innovative model with an established, data driven model in the Children’s Advocacy Center.


There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
— Nelson Mandela