The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County, Inc. works with Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services and the District Attorney's office in the investigation and intervention of Child Abuse cases. 

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The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County was established in June of 2000 when a local two-year old's life ended tragically as a result of abuse.  It is part of a much larger network of centers across the United States that are committed to protecting children from abuse and neglect. The National Children’s Advocacy Center has been a beacon of hope for countless victims of abuse since it’s founding in Huntsville, Alabama in 1985 by then District Attorney, Robert E. “Bud” Cramer.


The national organization has since solidified its reputation as an advocate and educator on issues of abuse and neglect against children. There are now over 800 Children’s Advocacy Centers nationwide that have modeled themselves after Cramer’s original vision, 71 in Texas. The Children's Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County is the only center of its kind in Hidalgo and Starr counties.

Meet the Board

Lorena Castillo


 Rick Guerrero

Vice President

Providence Boneta



Jesus Sanchez

Executive Director

Dr. Carolina Huerta

Tina Martin

Past President

Norma Cardenas

Board Member

Omar Escobar

Board Member

Dr. Danielle Fox

Board Member

Vanessa Flores

Board Member

Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra

Board Member

Will Lowry

Board Member

Maria Elena Sulemana

Board Member

Serving children who have been abused in Hidalgo and Starr counties at locations in Edinburg, Mission and Roma.

Meet Our Partners 

Crime Victims Unit

District Attorney 229th Judicial District

Children's Advocacy Center of Hidalgo, Inc.

To find out more about the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County, Inc. or to learn how you can support our Center you may reach us by phone or e-mail.

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