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Organizational Overview

Below are links to documents that may be useful as you get to know more about our organization and cause. For additional information about ECCAC, please email marketing@eccac.org.

Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization.

Prevention & Training

Many Victims Don't Receive Help

Sadly, many victims don't receive the help they need because they are not reported to the system. These abused and neglected children span all ages, races, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds.

How to Report Abuse

If you suspect that a child has been abused or neglected, you are legally obligated to report the situation. Please refer to this guide and call the Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE.

Report Abuse Guide
Safety Matters

Safety Matters

MBF Prevention Education Programs, including MBF Child Safety Matters for elementary schools and MBF Teen Safety Safety Matters for middle schools are comprehensive, research-based, primary prevention programs, that educate and empower students and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to bullying, cyberbullying, digital dangers, and all types of child abuse and exploitation.

Dates TBD

If you wish to schedule a course for your classroom or event, please contact info@eccac.org.

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students received Safety Matters education

Partner Resources

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF)

The state agency responsible for the initial investigation of reports of child sexual and physical abuse and neglect.

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Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Florida Department of Law Enforcement maintains databases you can use to look up registered child sexual offenders that may be living in your neighborhood.

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B.A.C.A.

Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children. They exist as a body of Bikers to empower children not to feel afraid of the world in which they live. They stand ready to lend support to our wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization.

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Walton County Sheriff's Office

The Walton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to ensuring our community is a safe place to live, work and visit.

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Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office protects 180,000+ year-round residents and many thousands of tourists with a full range of Law Enforcement services.

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Emerald Coast United Way

United Way Emerald Coast is a local volunteer-based organization that brings individuals and groups together in a community-wide effort to help people. United, they fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Okaloosa and Walton counties. To drive positive change, UWEC evaluates our community's diverse needs, mobilizes the caring power of the community, and directs resources to the areas that will have the most positive impact.

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CARES

CARES (Community Awareness, Advocacy, Resources, Education, and Support) is a community-based initiative to reach a wider demographic of children who are subject to neglect and lack of resources.

CARES aims to:

  • Be the bridge to keeping children in safe and supported homes and out of the judicial child welfare system.
  • Provide families with a myriad of preventive-based services including: resources to support children remaining in safe homes, parenting and child development education, job and household budgeting support, and a number of other direct services.
  • Embody ECCAC’s value of preventive methods of ending childhood neglect.

Looking for a speaker?

If you would like to have someone from our team attend an event to provide information about our mission and goals, please fill out the form below.

Book a Speaker

Suspect abuse or neglect?

If you know or suspect that a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected or is at risk of being abused or neglected, you are required to report that to the Florida Abuse Hotline.

You need not know if the abuse or neglect has occurred, but it is your obligation to report your concerns.

Florida Abuse Hotline 1-800-96-ABUSE

What to expect:

Use this quick guide on how to report and the information you should have on hand. Reporting Guide