About Us

Our History

The Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center (NKCAC) is a nonprofit organization that provides services to children that have been sexually abused or severely physically abused and children who have witnessed violent crimes. In addition, the NKCAC provides supportive services for non-offending parents, caregivers, siblings, family members and professionals throughout the Northern Kentucky Area Development District counties of Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen and Pendleton.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has designated the Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center as the only regional Children's Advocacy Center serving the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

The NKCAC is an Accredited Children's Advocacy Center that has been providing services to children since 1987. The Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center is one of the largest and longest standing centers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

NKCAC provided the first child sexual abuse medical examination at a Children's Advocacy Center in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was the first children's advocacy center  in the Commonwealth to employ a forensic interviewer. NKCAC also was the first center in Kentucky to become a full member of the National Children's Alliance and the first center in Kentucky to receive accreditation by the National Children's Alliance.

The Community Foundation of Northern Kentucky provides financial and administrative support to the Northern Kentucky Children's Advocacy Center.The Community Foundation built a specially designed facility for the NKCAC in 2009.