ACFAN: A Network of Hope
The Arizona Child and Family Network (ACFAN) supports the establishment, sustainability and improvement of advocacy centers that serve victims of child abuse, sexual and family violence.
The Arizona Child and Family Advocacy Network provides support, training and guidance to all advocacy centers in Arizona and their professionals who coordinate services and respond to family violence and sexual assault. Efforts are made to accommodate special needs and multilingual populations.
The network was created to support communities seeking to establish and improve advocacy centers and current advocacy programs to better serve abused and neglected children as well as sexual and domestic violence victims.
What Is an Advocacy Center?
An advocacy center is a comprehensive, victim focused program based in a facility that allows law enforcement, child protection professionals, prosecutors, victim advocates, forensic interviewers, medical professionals, and mental health providers to work together when intervening and investigating violent crimes against children and adults.