PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
Dedicated to the health and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Lawrence County
The Children's Advocacy Center is a child-focused organization in which local professionals work together to address the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse cases in order to prevent further victimization of children. The main goal of the Children's Advocacy Center is to improve the community's response to child abuse and neglect and to minimize the trauma to children and their families.
Children’s Alliance Center of Berks County
The Children’s Alliance Center (CAC) of Berks County provides a child-friendly environment that welcomes abused children and non-offender family members and caregivers. Children will be interviewed once at the CAC. Various agencies will observe the interview simultaneously, thereby reducing the number of interviews and the amount of emotional stress.
Family Support Policy Board
Recognized as a driving force in the family support movement, the Family Support Policy Board serves to define and promote the family support concept as a way of enhancing the large human service system in Allegheny County. The Board paves the way to make prevention programs a priority for legislation, sets direction, advises on policy development, and strategically plans for the long-term sustainability of the family support and prevention collaborations.
Heads Held High
To protect, support and advocate for the civil rights of all members of the family unit such as children, parents, legal guardians and the elderly. Promote keeping families together in a safe and healthy environment.
Juvenile Law Center
Juvenile Law Center (JLC) is one of the oldest multi-issue public interest law firms for children in the United States. JLC maintains a national litigation practice that includes appellate and amicus work. JLC promotes juvenile justice and child welfare reform in Pennsylvania and nationwide through policy initiatives and public education forums. JLC uses the law to protect and promote children’s rights and interests in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, with a particular emphasis on ensuring that public systems do not harm children and youth in their care.
KidsVoice provides a voice of hope, a voice for rights and a voice of experience for children who otherwise cannot speak for themselves. KidsVoice vigilantly guides each child through the court process and ensures that every agency involved meets the full range of the child’s needs. Through in-depth investigation, KidsVoice delivers informed recommendations and advocates in court for the child's best interests — in court and beyond — making a dramatic difference in the lives of children, parents and the community at large.
Maternity Care Coalition
The mission of Maternity Care Coalition is to improve maternal and child health and wellbeing through the collaborative efforts of individuals, families, providers and communities.
Network of Victim Assistance
Network of Victim Assistance supports, counsels and empowers victims of sexual assault and other serious crimes and works to eliminate violence in Bucks County through advocacy, community education and prevention programs.
PathWays PA was founded in 1978 as the Women’s Association for Women’s Alternatives. It served as one of Pennsylvania’s first residential programs to keep low-income, vulnerable women together with their children and has grown to become one of the Greater Philadelphia Region’s foremost providers of residential and community-based services for women, children and families. Each year over 6,000 women, children and families benefit from our full complement of social services; job training and employment assistance; as well as outreach and residential programs as they move along the path to self-sufficiency.
PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) is a private nonprofit organization working at the state and national levels to eliminate domestic violence, secure justice for victims, enhance safety for families and communities, and create lasting systems and social change.
PA Coalition Against Rape
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is an organization working at the state and national levels to prevent sexual violence. Incepted in 1975, PCAR continues to use its voice to challenge public attitudes, raise public awareness, and effect critical changes in public policy, protocols, and responses to sexual violence.
PA Court Appointed Special Advocates
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are well-trained volunteers who, when authorized by a judge, speak for the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. CASA associations train and support the volunteers who are working to provide each child with a safe and permanent home.
Support Center for Child Advocates
The Support Center for Child Advocates teams specially trained volunteer lawyers with experienced child advocate social workers and staff attorney consultants to provide legal and social work services to child victims of abuse and neglect through a “whole child” representation model. Lawyers and paralegals from many of the Philadelphia-area law firms and corporate legal offices represent children in child welfare and custody court proceedings.
Philadelphia Children’s Alliance
The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance, an independent non-profit organization, promotes healing and justice for child abuse victims in Philadelphia by conducting state of the art forensic interviews, providing victim support services and collaborating with other agencies to facilitate an integrated response.
Prevent Child Abuse PA Chapter
The PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics was accepted as the home base for the provisional state chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America in September 2008. The first organizational meeting was held in March 2009 to create a unified, statewide approach to the prevention of child abuse in all its forms. Prevent Child Abuse Pennsylvania seeks to work in collaboration with a rich array of local and statewide efforts to develop an approach to child abuse prevention that is locally based and statewide in coverage.
Public Citizens for Children and Youth
PCCY was founded over 25 year ago to help improve the lives of children by advocating on their behalf and being a catalyst for positive change. We help to identify and educate the public about children’s needs and insist that our children become a priority if we as a society, and they as our future, are to survive.
Institute for Safe Families
The mission of ISF is to prevent intimate and family violence and to promote the health and well being of each member of the family and the community in which they live.
Vision of Hope
Vision of Hope, launched in July 2005, is a campaign aimed at protecting our children from the devastation of sexual abuse. Nationally, Vision of Hope will promote:
- Critical Research,
- Effective prevention strategies, and
- Adult responsibility and accountability.
The Sexual Assault Resource Counseling Center
Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC), recognizing the impact of sexual assault on all individuals, families, and communities, counsels and support clients, advocates for the rights of victims and educates for the elimination of sexual assault
Women Organized Against Rape
WOAR is a non-profit organization in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose mission is to eliminate all forms of sexual violence through specialized treatment services, comprehensive prevention education programs, and advocacy for the rights of victims of sexual assault. We provide free counseling for survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse.