An accredited state chapter of the National Children's Alliance helping local CAC's dealing with child abuse

CHILDREN WHO RECIEVED SERVICES THROUGH CAC

8844

CHILD ABUSES CASES INVESTIGATED

8040

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS PROVIDED

49622

THE CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTERS OF NORTH CAROLINA

Children's Advocacy Centers of North Carolina is an accredited state chapter of the National Children's Alliance, the national umbrella organization for children's advocacy centers dealing with child abuse.

The children's advocacy movement began in the 1980s. Each center is an independent agency, providing services for abused children, and relies on their local communities for support. By bringing together collaborative partners, such as local child protective services, law enforcement, prosecutors, medical and mental health providers, CAC's can make a positive difference in the lives of abused children by bringing professionals to the child instead of asking children and their families to access services through many different portals.

What does CACNC provide?

  • Technical support
  • Annual training through Reflections, a symposium on child abuse and neglect, along with other training that is pertinent to child abuse professionals throughout the year
  • Assistance with local center development
  • Networking and contacts with child abuse professionals across the state and nation
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MISSION STATEMENT

To support local communities by promoting and assisting in the development, growth and continuation of accredited children's advocacy centers in order to better serve abused and neglected children and their families.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please make use of the numerous resources provided here, and if you see a need for information that we haven't included, please let us know. But, most of all, thank you for your passion to make a positive difference in the lives of children.

STAFF & BOARD

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

JOHN BUNYAN
Executive Director

Deana Joy joined CACNC in January of 2014 and comes with a wealth of experience within the field, having spent the last 13 years at CrossRoads: Sexual Assault Response & Resource Center where she worked in direct services to victims and later was promoted to Executive Director. She will utilize her experience from working within a Child Advocacy Center to support and further develop the state’s Children’s Advocacy Centers extensive and remarkable service provision to child abuse victims.

Training Coordinator

Angie Brown joined the staff of CACNC in July 2006 with funding provided by the Governor's Crime Commission of NC. Angie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and worked 10 years at Family Service of the Piedmont as the Employee Assistance Program Director and member of the Grants & Contracts team. In her current role, Angie is primarily responsible for coordinating state-wide training for child abuse professionals through our annual Reflections symposium and other training opportunities throughout the year.

Quality Improvement & Development Coordinator

Suzan Evans joined CACNC in November 2015. Suzan comes to us from CrossRoads in Burlington where she was responsible for the creation of the local CAC and has 20+ years experience in direct service provision and MDT facilitation. The National Children's Alliance also sited Suzan's MDT model as a model to be replicated throughout the nation. Suzan will utilize her experience to support current centers in meeting the ten standards of accreditation as well as developing new centers to ensure that all of North Carolina's children have easy access to a Children's Advocacy Center.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Ashlie Shanley   -   Concord, NC
Vice-President
Chris Jernigan   -   Nebo, NC
Past President
Alisa Ashe   -   Franklin, NC
Treasurer
Sherry Reinhardt   -   Lincolnton, NC
Secretary
Kathleen Holbrook  -   Jacksonville, NC

Bobby Boyd   -   Conover, NC
Chris Carney   -   Mooresville, NC
Deb Flowers   -   Pittsboro, NC
Dana Hagele, MD   -   Carrboro, NC
Nancy Lamb   -   Elizabeth City, NC
JoAnn Lamm   -   Elm City, NC
Rhonda Morris   -   Elizabeth City, NC
Ken Wooten   -   Statesville, NC