Alliance For Children is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to protect Tarrant County children from child abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education. We use a coordinated, multidisciplinary teamed approach to child abuse investigations that allows us to lessen the trauma to child abuse victims and provide timely, supportive services to children and their protective caregivers.
Alliance For Children's multidisciplinary partners include: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Cook Children's® Medical Center, JPS Health Network, Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office, Tarrant County Juvenile Services, Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, ACH Child and Family Services, and the Police Departments of Arlington, Azle, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Burleson, Colleyville, Crowley, Dalworthington Gardens, Euless, Everman, Federal Bureau of Investigation (through partnership with the National Children's Alliance), Forest Hill, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Keller, Kennedale, Lakeside, Lake Worth, Mansfield Independent School District, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Pantego, Pelican Bay, Richland Hills, River Oaks, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Southlake, Watauga, Westover Hills, Westworth Village, and White Settlement.
Before Children’s Advocacy Centers existed, children were often “re-victimized” through unnecessary and repetitive interviews due to each agency’s independent process. The multidisciplinary teamed approach to investigations helps overcome these problems by reducing child trauma and enhancing the investigation, resulting in a more supportive environment for child victims and their families and a higher number of convictions for offenders.
Alliance For Children serves children up to the age of 18 who are victims of sexual or physical abuse, neglect or witnesses to violent crime. Alliance For Children serves over 2,500 each year and has served over 63,000 children since opening our doors in 1992.
Alliance For Children is the only nonprofit agency in Tarrant County directly involved in child abuse investigations.
Alliance For Children services are at no cost to the clients we serve.
Our team provides the following services: forensic interviews, case management, individual and group counseling, prevention education and multidisciplinary team coordination.
The goal of a forensic interview is to gather pertinent information from children in a neutral, non-leading, developmentally sensitive, and legally defensible manner. Our team of Forensic Interviewers are experts in speaking with traumatized children and are specially trained to talk with children in a one-on-one setting and in a child-friendly way while trying to make them feel comfortable during the process.
Children are referred to Alliance For Children through the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and local law enforcement agencies.
Texas State Law requires that ANYONE "having cause to believe that a child's physical, mental health or welfare has been or may be adversely affected by abuse or neglect" MUST report the cause immediately. Failure to report child abuse is a misdemeanor punishable by law. Texas Family Code, Chapter 261.
To report suspected child abuse call 1.800.252.5400.