Who We Are


The New York State Children’s Alliance, Inc. (NYSCA) is the membership organization representing Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) which provide services to 54 counties and four tribal nations in New York State.

NYSCA began in 1996 as an informal, statewide network to provide a forum for information sharing, networking, and peer support for CACs and MDTs. In 1998, the network was granted chapter status from the National Children’s Alliance and in 2011, NYSCA became an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. Since 2012 NYSCA has achieved full accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance signifying delivery of services at the highest level.

The Mission of the New York State Children’s Alliance, Inc. is to promote the development, growth, and continuation of Multidisciplinary Teams and Child Advocacy Centers throughout New York State in order to provide healing and justice to abused and neglected children, and their families.

NYSCA works closely with the following partner agencies to provide support to our members: