After 12 years in the former Congregational House at 14 Beacon Street, MACA has moved across the street to 11 Beacon. We appreciate all the wonderful connections and friendships we were able to make at 14 Beacon and look forward to our next chapter in our new office space.
The Massachusetts Children’s Alliance was awarded a two-year grant Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant through the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) for FY’2019-FY’2020, to continue and build upon the innovative service response of our CACs for high risk as well as youth who are being trafficked.This new “Statewide CSEC Service Enhancement Project” offers sustainability and service enhancement for children impacted by commercial sexual exploitation (CSEC) by ensuring that a coordinated, trauma informed response is available statewide from Pittsfield to Provincetown.
The project will support a dedicated CSEC Case Manager position at each Children’s Advocacy Center to coordinate the multidisciplinary team response to at-risk and sexually exploited children.
MACA hosted our 8th annual conference “Healing, Hope and Justice: An Advanced Conversation,” featuring keynote speakers Mary Mazzio, Writer, Director, and Producer of the documentary film “I AM JANE DOE” and Jessica Soto, Ropes & Gray Associate featured in the film, which chronicles the battle on behalf of child victims of sex trafficking on the classified advertising website Backpage.com. Thank you to all our presenters and all who attended! Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the event.
Our 7th annual conference, on May 2, 2017, featured keynote speakers Olympic Gold Medalist, Kayla Harrison, and Assistant US State’s Attorney, Kevin Mulcahy. See the photos here.