The Bridge is a founding member of Children’s Advocacy Centers of Texas, a membership organization of over 60 Texas child advocacy centers, and a fully accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance, a membership association of over 300 children’s advocacy centers.
The Bridge is a comprehensive, child-focused program that offers a highly effective, one-stop approach to child abuse investigation allowing law enforcement, child protective services professionals, prosecutors and the medical and mental health communities, to work together to assist child victims in a comprehensive and cohesive manner.
CACs are dedicated to ensuring that child victims and their families receive vital services at no cost. Because CACs in Texas are required to be governed by a local, community-based 501(c)(3) organization, they rely heavily on private dollars raised through foundation grants, individual and corporate gifts, civic and community support organizations, and special event fundraising. More than 50% of the fiscal revenue budgets are provided through private dollars.