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

CHILDREN WHO RECEIVED CASE MANAGEMENT THROUGH A CAC

8,576

CHILD ABUSE CASES INVESTIGATED THROUGH A CAC

8,481

PARTICIPANTS OF CAC CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS

80,294

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.

Sub-grantee Contracts & Special Projects 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.   She served as Training Coordinator for CACNC for 10 years.  In her current role, Angie is primarily responsible for ensuring the accurate management of all sub-grantee contracts and reporting as well as special projects associated with the Chapter.

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.

Training Coordinator

Ken Wooten joined CACNC in September 2016 with the primary responsibility of coordinating state-wide training for child abuse professionals through the Reflections Symposium in Lake Junaluska held in September and the Kitty Hawk Symposium held in April of each year.  Ken will draw upon his five years' experience as Executive Director of Dove House CAC in Statesville, NC to ensure that CAC employees and members of crucial multidisciplinary teams receive necessary state-coordinated training.  As a CPA, Ken spent the bulk of his career in high level corporate positions, during which time he held active roles in numerous non-profit organizations.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Chris Jernigan   -   Morganton, NC
Vice-President
JoAnn Lamm   -   Elm City, NC
Past President
Ashlie Shanley   -   Concord, NC
Treasurer
Sherry Reinhardt   -   Lincolnton, NC
Secretary
Kathleen Holbrook  -   Jacksonville, NC

Alisa Ashe    -   Franklin, NC                                    
Harold Bost   -  Raleigh, NC                                        
Bobby Boyd - Conover, NC
Chris Carney   -   Mooresville, NC
Deb Flowers   -   Pittsboro, NC
Dana Hagele, MD   -  Carrboro, NC                        
Robert Holland - Franklin, NC
Nancy Lamb   -  Elizabeth City, NC
Rhonda Morris   -  Elizabeth City, NC
Amy Yow  -  Albemarle, NC