In 2015, NCA entered a partnership with the FBI to expand access to Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) to children and families involved in FBI investigations. This partnership ensures that our law enforcement partners have access to CAC services needed to investigate and prosecute federal child abuse cases. The partnership includes a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the FBI and NCA, and Accredited CACs may opt-in to participation.


On May 3, 2022, NCA and the FBI signed an updated version of the MOU. All Accredited CACs are eligible to sign-on to participate in the MOU. Participating CACs will have the option to sign-on fully or sign on with stipulations if there are agreements in the MOU that the CAC cannot meet, but they wish to make other services available. CACs that were participating in the previous MOU will need to sign-on to the new MOU to continue participation. Participating CACs may opt-out of the MOU or change their stipulations to participation at any time by notifying NCA.   

You must be logged in to NCA Engage to view the 2022 FBI-NCA MOU and access the CAC participation form. If you are not seeing links to the MOU or participation form, please log in and revisit this page.


Register here to join us at our live event Presenting Evidence in the Forensic Interview on December 8, 2022 from 12pm - 4pm ET. 

Click here to watch the recording of the 2022 FBI-NCA MOU Updates and Guidance for Participation webinar that was held on May 26th, 2022.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.


For questions about the FBI-NCA partnership or to discuss CAC participation in the MOU, please contact Heather Provencher at hprovencher@nca-online.org or at (202) 548-0090 ext. 119.