The Child Abuse Network, Inc. is a charter member of the National Children’s Alliance (formerly the national Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers). CAN was incorporated in 1988 and is the first of its kind in the state of Oklahoma.CAN is an independent, non-profit corporation funded by community donations and grants (Federal, State and City). CAN was established by public and private community service agencies specifically to address:
- “System” re-traumatization of child abuse victims
- Coordination of services and programs for child abuse victims and their families
CAN’s centralized approach facilitates seamless communication among the multidisciplinary team of agencies that investigate and prosecute child abuse. CAN is located in a safe, child-friendly facility known as the Children’s Advocacy Center (formerly Justice Center), which is designed for abused children and the agencies that are involved in child abuse investigations.