“Expanding Access to CACs” Signed into Law

Members of Maryland Children’s Alliance attended a ceremony at the Maryland State House to watch HB1007 signed into law by Governor Hogan. This is a great moment that we all share in and we thank everyone – both within and outside of the MCA network – who

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Kent County Leads the Way!

Representatives of the Kent County Child Advocacy Center, Kent County Commissioners, and the State’s Attorney’s proclaimed April as child abuse awareness month and launched their prevention initiative Connect in Blue. From left are Mattie Meehan, Lisa Falls, Shelley McMath, Rachel Boyle, Commissioner Tom Mason, Commissioner Bob Jacob,

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CRICKET Center Recognizes CAPM

Josiah, the CRICKET Center’s facility dog, joins the team for Child Abuse Prevention Month celebrations!   You are invited to join the CRICKET Center’s Walk for Kids on April 28th.  Register HERE. Share

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MCA in Huntsville!

A large delegation of CAC members from Maryland is currently attending the NCAC Symposium in Huntsville, AL. Photos at bottom include Talbot County on the left and Caroline County on the right.   Share

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Manny Goes to Annapolis

We couldn’t resist sharing this photo of MCA’s Director, Susan Hansell, at Advocacy Day in Annapolis with the VIP of the day:  Manny, the facility dog from the Baltimore Child Abuse Center.  Learn more about Manny and the use of Facility Dogs at CACs HERE. Share

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Advocacy Day in Annapolis!

Joining MCA’s Chapter Director, Susan Hansell (center), at Advocacy Day is Cheryll Bissell (left) and Meredith Miller (right) from the Wicomico Child Advocacy Center.  The Baltimore Child Abuse Center planned Advocacy Day with Maryland’s legislative representatives to promote the work of the child advocacy centers of Maryland.

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Day Two in Annapolis

MCA joins other advocates in Annapolis for a hearing on House Bill 1007 which will help ensure every child in Maryland has access to an accredited children’s advocacy center (CAC). Following a report of child abuse or neglect, a child should be seen promptly at a nationally

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MCA in Annapolis!

Every Child Deserves a Child Advocacy Center MCA Chapter Director, Susan Hansell, joined many others in support of House Bill 1007, which addresses the urgent need to ensure that every child in Maryland has access to the highest standards of care through an accredited child advocacy centers.

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Background Checks for Schools

Legislators About to Stiffen Background Checks for Schools The Maryland General Assembly is deliberating legislation Maryland-2019-HB486 to stiffen the background checks conducted by public school districts. Please see the recent MCA post regarding the broad coalition supporting S.E.S.A.M.E. (Stop School Employee Sexual Abuse, Misconduct & Exploitation) legislation and the

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Maryland Seeks CAC Expansion!

Map of Maryland with Pins for Counties

Please support House Bill 1007 and Senate Bill 739 with an email or letter of support to your legislators that speaks to the good work your local CAC does in your community, not only for the investigation and treatment of allegations but also for the prevention of

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