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dc.contributor.advisorShields, Patricia M.
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Anna Katherine
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-18T18:33:04Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:17:33Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-01en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3788
dc.descriptionAn Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration Spring 2009.en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch Purpose: As more organizations establish child advocacy centers, there needs to be an effective tool to measure their administrative adherence to national goals and objectives. The purpose of this research is threefold. The first purpose is to describe the ideal characteristics of a child advocacy center by examining existing literature and the nine objectives of the National Child Advocacy Center (CAC) Model. The second purpose is to use these components as a guide to evaluate the administrative operations of the Kozmetsky Center for Child Protection. Finally, this project utilizes the research results to provide recommendations for improving administrative operations at the Center for Child Protection. Methodology: An examination of the National CAC Model objectives and relevant literature reveals five primary categories of the CAC assessment model. The categories, and child-friendly facilities. The components are used to assess the administrative practices and adherence to the National CAC standards. The case study research utilized document analysis, structured interviews, and direct observation. Results: The results of the case study show that the Kozmetsky Center for Child Protection meets all the rated criteria in the forensic interview category. It exceeds the criteria in the child-friendly facility and health services categories. However, the multidisciplinary team and case management categories demonstrated room for improvement.en_US
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dc.format.extent114 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectChild Advocatingen_US
dc.subjectCenter Assessment Modelen_US
dc.subjectChild abuse investigationen_US
dc.subjectEvaluative studyen_US
dc.subjectKozmetsky Center for Child Protectionen_US
dc.subjectAustinen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.titleAn Evaluative Study of the Kozmetsky Center for Child Protection in Austin, Texasen_US
txstate.publication.titleApplied Research Projects, Texas State Universityen_US
txstate.documenttypeResearch Reporten_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRahm, Dianna
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLay-Esparza, Elena


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