Who We Are
We are a transformative, evidence-based non-profit organization dedicated to protecting childhood in Texas.
A Positive Force for TexasChildren’s Advocacy Centers of Texas (CACTX) and our network of children’s advocacy centers (CACs) have helped more than a million children and families impacted by abuse achieve safety, justice, and healing in their time of need.
To create a Texas in which all children can thrive, we pursue justice and healing for child victims, and are leading the charge to end child sexual abuse in Texas.
Our Expertise Makes a Difference, StatewideThrough our statewide advocacy, our network of children’s advocacy centers (CACs), and the multidisciplinary team model (MDT), we create positive and lasting change that benefits Texas children and families.
Combining Expertise and Compassion
Much as a conductor brings together the many parts of an orchestra, CACTX has the child-centered expertise, organizational stability, and proven capability to coordinate a multidisciplinary response to crimes against children in Texas.
How We Create Lasting ChangeChild sexual abuse is preventable, and we are the organization to lead this charge by raising awareness and finding effective strategies to prevent it.
CACTX has always been courageous in stepping up and taking on daunting challenges when they believe it’s what is best for the children of Texas.
CACTX is at the forefront of protecting childhood in Texas through our unwavering dedication, unmatched vision, and unyielding drive. Our leaders set the standard that every member of CACTX and our network of CACs strive to meet every day, and in every way.
For the past 30 years, our leadership has consistently made unprecedented progress by pushing the boundaries of what is possible in Texas.
Joy Hughes Rauls
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Advancement Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Program Officer
Chief Operations Officer
Chief of Staff
Chief Impact Officer
Our governing Board of Directors is composed of volunteers across Texas who pair their commitment to the mission of CACTX with a range of vital expertise.
Fiscal Year 2024 Board of Directors
Dr. Meredith Delk
Magellan Rx, a Prime Therapeutics company
Board Vice President
T.L.L. Temple Foundation
Child Abuse Prevention Advocate
Retired, Barclays Capital
Scotty’s House CAC Director
University of Texas
Jenn Deering Davis
CAC of North Texas Director
Hill Country Crisis Council CAC Director
Board Past President
Gulf Coast Stretch, Inc.
Retired Partner, KPMG
If you have any questions or inquiries, please feel free to reach out to our dedicated team.
Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
1501 W. Anderson Lane, Building B-1
Austin, Texas 78757
Main Number: 512-258-9920
Ongoing Investigations: For questions specific to an ongoing investigation or case, please get in touch with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) at 1-800-720-7777 or local law enforcement.
Legal Assistance: If you require legal assistance, please get in touch with an attorney, or for free legal assistance, visit the Texas State Law Library website to find your local legal aid organization.