Encore for Advocacy was launched in
2011 to highlight the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center’s music therapy program
for abused children in Dallas County. Past performers lending their time and
talent to the concert series have included Jimmy LaFave, Slaid
Cleaves, Eliza Gilkyson, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Ben Taylor, Emily Elbert, Jimmy Wayne, Patty Griffin, and Mavis Staples.
Proceeds from Encore for Advocacy support
DCAC’s work to improve the lives of abused children in Dallas County and to
provide national leadership on child abuse issues. DCAC utilizes music therapy
as a tool to enhance relaxation, help reduce post-traumatic stress, and create
a transformative safe place that victims can tap into on their journey to
healing. When there are no words, music gives children a voice.