Helpful State and National Agencies Links

Helpful State and National Agencies Links


All agencies, organizations and links provided below are intended to be correct, complete and up to date, although there is no guarantee. This listing does not constitute a referral, endorsement or recommendation. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers of information or content expressed or made available are those of the respective websites and do not necessarily state or reflect those of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office or the Northwestern District’s Child Advocacy Center.

•                  Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

State agency responsible for responding to and investigation allegations of child abuse and neglect.

•                  Massachusetts Children’s Alliance

Promoting a safe and respectful environment for children in the state of Massachusetts

•                  National Children’s Alliance

Helping communities respond to child abuse effectively

•                  National Children’s Advocacy Center

Working for excellence in child abuse response through service, education and leadership.

•                  Department of Developmental Services (Formerly known as the Department of Mental Retardation)

Facilitates community involvement opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities in the state of Massachusetts.

•                  Massachusetts Children’s Trust Fund

Assisting families in creating health environments for their families

•                  Massachusetts Citizens for Children

Work to improve the lives of children in need through advocacy

•                  Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Working to protect the rights and well-being of children and families

•                  Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

Provides community based support to those in need of mental health services throughout Massachusetts

•                  National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Information on the issues of missing or sexually exploited children

•                  Stop It Now!

Preventing child sexual abuse through community mobilization

•                  Prevent Abuse Now

Child protection and abuse prevention information

•                  Prevent Child Abuse America

Raising awareness in the fight against child abuse, working to prevent abuse