Announcements

  • Funding opportunities for CACs are live! Start your applications now and get ahead.

    National Children’s Alliance (NCA) has released its annual requests for proposals (RFPs) for competitive grant funding for the 2023 grant year.

    All information about the application process is available on our website now.
  • 2023 Leadership Conference Call for Abstracts!

    National Children’s Alliance (NCA) is soliciting abstracts for presentations at 2023 Leadership Conference, planned as a hybrid event June 5-8, 2023. The in-person conference will take place in Washington, DC. Abstracts will be considered if received by September 15, 2022. The target audience for this conference is comprised of administrators, coordinators, and board members of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs), State Chapters, and multidisciplinary teams. We encourage presenters with expertise relevant to the target audience from diverse backgrounds to submit abstracts for presentation

    Abstract Submission Deadline: September 15, 2022

  • NCAtrak Subscription Price - Small Increase

    For the first time, we're introducing new pricing for your subscription.

    After years of offering NCAtrak at the same low annual price per CAC, future development of the features you and your colleagues have asked for mean we'll have to adjust our pricing model. Though it doesn't take effect until January 1, 2023, we wanted to let you know right away, as you're planning your budget for next year.

    NCAtrak's annual subscription fee, long offered at $2,000, will go up by $100 starting with your renewal after the first of the year. (First-time subscriptions, set at $3,000 for the first year to cover setup, will also go up by $100.)

    Then, to avoid any future surprises, we plan a gradual increase of 3% each year for the next seven years to keep up with the costs of maintenance and functionality development and the pace of inflation (which, we hope, will get back under control soon!). 


    What your support makes possible:


    Your support for the only case management system by CACs, for CACs, means we can introduce upcoming new features, like multi-factor authentication (MFA) to keep your data secure, and the forthcoming ability to email or text families with appointment reminders right from NCAtrak. These and other updates to improve data collection and better tell your organization's story are on the way!

    It's all thanks to you and it's all for the good of the children we serve. 

    If you have any questions feel free to contact the NCAtrak team at ncatraksupport@nca-online.org or gcossaboom@nca-online.org.

    Thank you for your support, and keep the suggestions and feature requests coming. 

  • NCA Statistics Collection Time Is Here!

    NCA Statistics Collection Time Is Here!
    Deadline:  7/15/2022

    It is that time of year to submit your statistical submission information for the first half of 2022. Please use the NCA option found in the Reports section to submit your statistics. 
     
    For a help video on submitting your statistics copy and paste the link below in your web browser:
    If you have any questions please email us at ncatraksupport@nca-online.org.
  • Office Hours

    Join us this this Thursday for NCAtrak 'Office Hours' 
     
    This Thursday July 7, 2022, at 3:00 PM EST join us for answers to questions related to your NCA Statistics submission and anything else related to NCAtrak. Once your questions are answered, feel free to stay online and learn as other NCAtrak users have their questions answered too!

    Simply follow this link to join the Office Hours: zoom.us/j/96775837382                                 
    Please be sure to reach out to ncatraksupport@nca-online.org for any and all support needed with NCAtrak.
  • CAC Staffing & Salary Report Now Available!

    Children's Advocacy Center Staffing & Salary Report (2022)

    In 2021, a year of transition for us all, we asked CACs to respond to staffing-related topics impacting the CAC workforce. Our May 2022 report of key findings (yesterday's webinar recording to be posted here ASAP - thank you NCA Comms Team and my NCA Engage superuser colleagues for helping me out!) about CAC salaries, staffing levels, workloads, benefits, and more is now available and contains valuable insights CACs can use in hiring and retaining staff, for the future of the CAC workforce.  Just remember to log in to see the report at the top of the page!

    Please reach out to me at KLounsbury@nca-online.org for any support as you navigate the report.  Thank you to the 600+ CAC Directors and their wonderful staff who participated in the survey, and our incredible pilot centers, who all made this report possible!

    P.S. To learn more about how to support the future of the victim services workforce, check out these great resources from an organization that also hosts amazing webinars and other learning opportunities to get the conversation flowing! https://dataforgood.ca/

    Then, if you're looking for more ways to get involved, check out the new OMS/CAC Data discussion community right here: https://engage.nationalchildrensalliance.org/communities/community-home?CommunityKey=a9dcc49c-8aa7-4a65-b366-0d172c686260

  • MFA and Office Hours

    Multi-Factor Authentication, or MFA will be implemented fully by June 13th and a verification code will be required every thirty days to log into NCAtrak.

    Please enter either a phone number that can receive texts or an email to receive verification codes. Email will be implemented by Friday as an option.

    Please email ncatraksupport@nca-online.org for an instruction guide with screenshots for MFA.

    Additionally, 'Office Hours' are this Thursday June 2, 2022, at 3:00 PM, EDT, join us to get your question's about NCAtrak answered and to learn more about MFA. Once your questions are answered, feel free to stay online and learn as other NCAtrak users have their questions answered too!

    Simply follow this link to join the Office Hours: zoom.us/j/96775837382

    Please be sure to reach out to ncatraksupport@nca-online.org for any and all support needed with NCAtrak.
  • Next NCAtrak 'Office Hours'

    Thursday June 2, 2022, at 3:00 PM, EDT, join us to get your question's about NCAtrak answered.

    Once your questions are answered, feel free to stay online and learn as other NCAtrak users have their questions answered too!

     

    Simply follow this link to join the Office Hours: zoom.us/j/96775837382                               

    Please be sure to reach out to ncatraksupport@nca-online.org for any and all support needed with NCAtrak.

  • NCA Award Submissions Extension!

    Time is running out to nominate people and groups for the NCA Recognition Awards during the 2022 Leadership Conference in June. Who do you think has made an impact for the CAC movement? Learn more and nominate them now!

    Nominations are due March 25, 2022!