find out how to report child abuse.
those Centers served almost 15,200 children.
or a Child Advocacy Center in your community.
Who We Are
Children’s Advocacy Centers of Oklahoma, Inc. (CACO) was established in 1999 to deliver support, training and technical assistance to Oklahoma Child Advocacy Centers (CACs) and Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) in their efforts to provide collaborative and coordinated responses to victims of child abuse and neglect. CACO represents 20 nationally accredited CACs, 3 developing CACs and multiple MDTs across Oklahoma. CACO staff also offers support to communities interested in establishing an accredited center.
CACO partners with the University of Oklahoma – Tulsa Hope Research Center. Hope is the belief that the future will be better and you have the power to make it so. Hope is based on three main ideas: desirable goals, pathways to goal attainment, and agency (willpower) to pursue those pathways.
CACO facilitates pathways for Oklahoma CACs to become Hope Certified.
CACO attained Hope Certification in April of 2023.