Our Mission

The California Coalition for Victims of Child Abuse (CVCA) was created to improve the quality and impact of services on child victims and their families. CVCA provides leadership, vision and resources to organizations committed to treating and ending child abuse.

History of the CVCA

In 2016, California Governer’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) partnered with The Child Abuse Prevention Center to launch the Statewide Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance (CC) program. The goal of the program is to provide leadership and resources to the California’s child abuse treatment centers. Major elements of the project include promoting coordinated public and private efforts to aid child abuse victims, providing information and referrals to child abuse treatment centers, and providing technical assistance and consultation to Cal OES Child Abuse Treatment and American Indian Child Abuse Treatment Program Sub-recipients.

Cal OES and The Child Abuse Prevention Center launched their partnership at the 2017 Cal OES Project Directors Meetings.   At these meetings, Cal OES trained sub-recipients on fiscal and programmatic requirements. To improve quality and impact of services on child victims and their families, Cal OES and The Child Abuse Prevention Center introduced the Coalition for Victims of Child Abuse, or CVCA.

The Coalition for the Victims of Child Abuse, or CVCA, is a statewide coalition of professionals and agencies dedicated to providing effective therapeutic services to child victims of abuse, neglect, or other victimization. This website serves as online resource tool providing the following support to coalition members and sub-recipient in the following ways:

  • Online directory of statewide service providers
  • Resources to assist providers in making appropriate referrals
  • Tools made available to connect children and their care-providers in accessing appropriate supportive services

Program Goals:

  • Promote coordination
  • Enhance resources
  • Conduct trainings
  • Communicate with Cal OES Program Sub-recipients