Be Ready to Report

North Carolina law requires that you report child abuse if you suspect it. As outlined in statute N.C.G.S 7B-301 and N.C.G.S. 14-318.6 every adult in North Carolina is a mandated reporter of suspected child abuse. Please take the time to follow through and make a report.

If you suspect a child is being abused, you must make a report with your local sheriff’s office and the Department of Social Services (DSS). Contact information for both agencies is provided below for every North Carolina county. Please contact your local CAC for any assistance or further guidance.

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Child Advocacy Centers offer services
to every county throughout the state. If you
need additional assistance, please contact
CACNC at 336-886-4589.

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Alamance County Crossroads CAC Meredith Peffley, Executive Director
P.O. Box 673
Burlington, NC 27216
336-228-0813 336-228-7087 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-570-6300 DSS: 336-229-2908
Alexander County Dove House Beth McKeithan, Executive Director
2407 Simonton Road
Statesville, NC 28687
704-883-9814 704-883-9328 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-632-4658 DSS: 828-632-1080
Alleghany County Haven for Hope CAC Kathy Bobbitt, Executive Director
61 Wee Care Avenue
Sparta, NC 28675
336-372-2846 Sheriff's Office: 336-372-4455 DSS: 336-372-1445
Anson County The Butterfly House Amy Calloway Yow, Coordinator
PO Box 1489
Albemarle, NC 28002
704-984-4625 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-694-4188 DSS: 704-694-9351
Ashe County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 336-846-5633 DSS: 336-846-5719
Avery County CAC of the Blue Ridge Selena Moretz, CAC Director
8076 Hwy 105 S.
Boone, NC 28607
828-963-9777 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-733-2071 DSS: 828-733-8230
Beaufort County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-946-7111 DSS: 252-975-5500
Bertie County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-794-5330 DSS: 252-794-5320
Bladen County Carolyn’s Kaleidoscope Megan Thompson, CAC Director 910-646-3083 Watch Video Sheriff's Office: 910-862-8141 DSS: 910-862-6800
Brunswick County Brunswick County CAC Amy Feath, Executive Director 910-254-9898 Sheriff's Office: 910-253-2777 DSS: 910-253-2077
Buncombe County Mountain CAC Geoff Sidoli, Director
11 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Suite A
Asheville, NC 28803
828-213-9824 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-250-6670 DSS: 828-250-5900
Burke County Gingerbread House CAC Coordinator
408 S. Green Street
Morganton, NC 28655
828-430-9949 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-438-5500 DSS: 828-764-9631
Cabarrus County CAC at Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital CMC-NorthEast Melissa Martin, CAC Coordinator
920 Church Street North
Concord, NC 28205
704-403-1736 704-403-3481 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-920-3000 DSS: 704-920-1400
Caldwell County The Robin’s Nest Shellie Bowlin, Executive Director
PO Box 646
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-754-6262 828-754-6265 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-758-2324 DSS: 828-426-8257
Camden County Kids First Inc., CAC Rhonda L. Morris, Executive Director
P.O. Box 23
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
252-338-5658 252-338-0879 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-338-5046 DSS: 252-331-4787
Carteret County Carteret County CAC Jessica McManus, CAC Director
810 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-499-9598 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-728-8400 DSS: 252-728-3181
Caswell County Crossroads CAC Meredith Peffley, Executive Director
P.O. Box 673
Burlington, NC 27216
336-228-0813 336-228-7087 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-694-9311 DSS: 336-694-4141
Catawba County Children's Advocacy and Protection Center Adrienne Opdyke, Executive Director
4360 County Home Road
Conover, NC 28613
828-465-9296 828-256-7711 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-464-5241 DSS: 828-324-9111
Chatham County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 919-542-2811 DSS: 919-542-2759
Cherokee County H.A.V.E.N. Anna James, Director
4297 E. US 64 Alt
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-5872 828-837-5916 Sheriff's Office: 828-837-2589 DSS: 828-837-7455
Chowan County Kids First Inc., CAC Rhonda L. Morris, Executive Director
P.O. Box 23
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
252-338-5658 252-338-0879 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-482-8484 DSS: 252-482-7441
Clay County H.A.V.E.N. Anna James, Director
4297 E. US 64 Alt
Murphy, NC 28906
828-837-5872 828-837-5916 Sheriff's Office: 828-389-6354 DSS: 828-389-6301
Cleveland County CAC of Cleveland County Terre Bullock, Executive Director
320-2 E. Graham Street
Shelby, NC 28150
704-600-6024 704-600-6025 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-484-4822 DSS: 704-487-0661
Columbus County Carolyn’s Kaleidoscope Megan Thompson, CAC Director 910-646-3083 Sheriff's Office: 910-640-1428 DSS: 910-642-2800
Craven County Craven Pamlico CAC Casey Hoffman, CAC Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-288-6325 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-633-2357 DSS: 252-636-4948
Cumberland County Child Advocacy Center Roberta Humphries, Executive Director
P.O. Box 488
222 Rowan Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-486-9700 910-486-8677 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 910-323-1500 DSS: 910-677-2450
Currituck County Kids First Inc., CAC Rhonda L. Morris, Executive Director
P.O. Box 23
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
252-338-5658 252-338-0879 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-453-8204 DSS: 252-232-3083
Dare County Kids First Inc., CAC Rhonda L. Morris, Executive Director
P.O. Box 23
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
252-338-5658 252-338-0879 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-475-5980 DSS: 252-475-5500
Davidson County Dragonfly House CAC Brandi Reagan, CAC Director
387 Valley Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
336-753-6155 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-242-2105 DSS: 336-242-2500
Davie County Dragonfly House CAC Brandi Reagan, CAC Director
387 Valley Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
336-753-6155 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-751-6238 DSS: 336-753-6180
Duplin County Mt. Olive CAC Bryant Gibson, Director
545 Michael Martin Road
Mt. Olive, NC 28365
252-737-3337 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 910-296-1911 DSS: 910-296-2200
Durham County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 919-560-0897 DSS: 919-560-8000
Edgecombe County NEW CAC
116 N Englewood Drive
Rocky Mount, NC
252-446-7623 Watch Video Sheriff's Office: 252-641-7911 DSS: 252-641-7611
Forsyth County Family Services CAC Fulton McSwain, CAC Coordinator
1200 S. Broad Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
336-724-3979 336-724-3790 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-727-2112 DSS: 336-703-2287
Franklin County S.a.M. CAC Cara Gill, Executive Director
120 East Belle Street
Henderson, NC 27536
252-572-4112 Sheriff's Office: 919-496-2186 DSS: 919-496-5721
Gaston County The Lighthouse CAC Heather Kauffman, CAC Coordinator
609 Highland Street
Gastonia, NC 28052
704-862-6761 704-862-7898 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-866-3320 DSS: 704-862-7555
Gates County Kids First Inc., CAC Rhonda L. Morris, Executive Director
P.O. Box 23
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
252-338-5658 252-338-0879 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-357-0210 DSS: 252-357-0075
Graham County County KIDS Place Alisa Ashe, Executive Director
P.O. Box 693
Franklin, NC 28744
828-524-3199 828-369-7488 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-479-3352 DSS: 828-479-7911
Granville County S.a.M. CAC Cara Gill, Executive Director
120 East Belle Street
Henderson, NC 27536
252-572-4112 Sheriff's Office: 919-693-3213 DSS: 919-693-1511
Greene County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-747-3411 DSS: 252-747-5932
Guilford County Family Service of the Piedmont- Greensboro CAC Crystal Williams-Tinsley, CAC Coordinator
315 E. Washington Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-889-6161 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-373-1000 DSS: 336-641-3000
Halifax County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-583-8201 DSS: 252-536-2511
Harnett County Harnett County CAC Jan Rogers, CAC Director
710 W Broad Street
Dunn, NC 28334
910-787-0010 Watch Video Sheriff's Office: 910-893-9111 DSS: 910-893-7500
Haywood County K.A.R.E. Savannah Clark, Executive Director
P.O. Box 1392
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-8995 828-456-8905 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-452-6666 DSS: 828-452-6620
Henderson County Safelight CAC Samantha Nauman
722 Fifth Avenue West
Hendersonville, NC 28739
828-693-3840 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-697-4596 DSS: 828-697-5500
Hertford County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-358-7800 DSS: 252-358-7830
Hoke County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 910-875-5111 DSS: 910-875-8725
Hyde County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-926-3171 DSS: 252-926-4476
Iredell County Dove House Beth McKeithan, Executive Director
2407 Simonton Road
Statesville, NC 28687
704-883-9814 704-883-9328 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-878-3100 DSS: 704-873-5631
Jackson County AWAKE Crystal Jones, Executive Director
P.O. Box 755
Sylva, NC 28779
828-586-3574 828-586-3574 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-586-8901 DSS: 828-586-5546
Johnston County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 919-989-5010 DSS: 919-989-5300
Jones County CAC of Onslow County Kathleen Holbrook, CAC Director
900 Dennis Road
Jacksonville, NC 28546
910-353-5000 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-559-6118 DSS: 252-448-2581
Lee County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 919-775-5531 DSS: 919-718-4690
Lenoir County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-559-6118 DSS: 252-559-6400
Lincoln County Lincoln County CAC Sherry Reinhardt, Director
161 Policarp Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-736-1155 704-736-1156 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-732-9050 DSS: 704-736-8678
Macon County KIDS Place Alisa Ashe, Executive Director
P.O. Box 693
Franklin, NC 28744
828-524-3199 828-369-7488 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-349-2061 DSS: 828-349-2124
Madison County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 828-649-2721 DSS: 828-649-2711
Martin County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-789-4555 DSS: 252-789-4400
McDowell County Lily’s Place Andie Longo, CAC Coordinator
378 South Main Street
Marion, NC 28752
828-659-5565 866-864-8100 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-652-4000 DSS: 828-652-3355
Mecklenburg County Pat’s Place Child Advocacy Center Andrew Oliver, Chief Executive Officer
901 East Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28203
704-335-2760 704-930-0650 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-336-8100 DSS: 704-336-3000
Mitchell County Ally’s House Krissi Brackeen, CAC Director
PO Box 806
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-675-1508 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-688-3982 DSS: 828-688-2175
Montgomery County The Butterfly House Amy Calloway Yow, Coordinator
PO Box 1489
Albemarle, NC 28002
704-984-4625 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 910-572-1313 DSS: 910-576-6531
Moore County Moore County CAC Juanita Dudley, CAC Director
408 S McNeil St
Carthage, NC 28327
910-852-9660 Watch Video Sheriff's Office: 910-947-2931 DSS: 910-947-5683
Nash County NEW CAC
116 N Englewood Drive
Rocky Mount, NC
252-446-7623 Watch Video Sheriff's Office: 252-459-4121 DSS: 252-459-9818
New Hanover County The Carousel Center Amy Feath, Executive Director
1501 Dock Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-254-9898 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 910-798-4260 DSS: 910-798-3420
Northampton County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-531-2611 DSS: 252-534-5811
Onslow County CAC of Onslow County Kathleen Holbrook, CAC Director
900 Dennis Road
Jacksonville, NC 28546
910-353-5000 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 910-455-3113 DSS: 910-219-1955
Orange County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 919-644-3050 DSS: 919-245-2800
Pamlico County Craven Pamlico CAC Casey Hoffman, CAC Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-288-6325 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-745-3101 DSS: 252-745-4086
Pasquotank County Kids First Inc., CAC Rhonda L. Morris, Executive Director
P.O. Box 23
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
252-338-5658 252-338-0879 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-338-2191 DSS: 252-338-2126
Pender County The Carousel Center Amy Feath, Executive Director 910-254-9898 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 910-259-1212 DSS: 910-259-1240
Perquimans County Kids First Inc., CAC Rhonda L. Morris, Executive Director
P.O. Box 23
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
252-338-5658 252-338-0879 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-426-5615 DSS: 252-426-7373
Person County Crossroads-Person County Meredith Peffley, Executive Director 336-228-0813 336-228-7087 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-597-0500 DSS: 336-599-8361
Pitt County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-902-2800 DSS: 252-902-1110
Polk County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 828-894-3001 DSS: 828-894-2100
Randolph County Randolph County CAC Dare Spicer, Executive Director
624-A S. Fayetteville Street
Asheboro, NC 27203
336-626-5040 Sheriff's Office: 336-318-6699 DSS: 336-683-8200
Richmond County The Butterfly House Amy Calloway Yow, Coordinator
PO Box 1489
Albemarle, NC 28002
704-984-4625 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 910-895-3232 DSS: 910-997-8480
Robeson County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 910-671-3100 DSS: 910-671-3500
Rockingham County Kaleidoscope CAC Melissa McClary, CAC Coordinator
P.O. Box 16
Wentworth, NC 27375
Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-634-3232 DSS: 336-342-3537
Rowan County Terrie Hess Child Advocacy Center Shawn Edman, Executive Director
130 Woodson Street
Salisbury, NC 28144
704-639-1700 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-216-8700 DSS: 704-216-8330
Rutherford County Family Resources of Rutherford County Vanessa Parton, CAC Coordinator
P.O. Box 1619
Forest City, NC 28043
828-247-0366 828-247-1870 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-287-6247 DSS: 828-287-6165
Sampson County Sampson County MDT Shannon Barber, Executive Director
204 Sampson Street
Clinton, NC 28328
910-490-9100 910-490-0242 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 910-592-4141 DSS: 910-592-4200
Scotland County The Butterfly House Amy Calloway Yow, Coordinator
PO Box 1489
Albemarle, NC 28002
704-984-4625 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 910-276-3385 DSS: 910-277-2500
Stanly County The Butterfly House Amy Calloway Yow, Coordinator
PO Box 1489
Albemarle, NC 28002
980-323-4625 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-986-3714 DSS: 704-982-6100
Stokes County Kaleidoscope CAC Melissa McClary, CAC Coordinator
P.O. Box 16
Wentworth, NC 27375
336-593-2861 336-593-8130 Watch Video Visit Website
Surry County CACNC Brandi Glenn, Membership Coordinator 336-886-4589 Sheriff's Office: 336-401-8900 DSS: 336-401-8700
Swain County Heart to Heart CAC Wahneta Toineeta, Program Manager
806 Acquoni Road, Suite 100
PO Box 1569
Cherokee, NC 28719
828-359-6313 828-359-0281 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 828-488-2196 DSS: 828-488-6921
Transylvania County CAC of Transylvania County Lee Kruse, CAC Director
95 S Johnson St
Brevard, NC 28712
828-553-8422 Watch Video Sheriff's Office: 828-884-3168 DSS: 828-884-3174
Tyrrell County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-796-2251 DSS: 252-796-3421
Union County Turning Point – TreeHouse CAC Brook Helms, Director
PO Box 952
Monroe, NC 28111
704-283-1858 704-225-1166 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 704-283-3789 DSS: 704-296-4300
Vance County S.a.M. CAC Cara Gill, Executive Director
120 East Belle Street
Henderson, NC 27536
252-572-4112 Sheriff's Office: 252-738-2200 DSS: 252-436-0407
Wake County SAFE CAC Cristin DeRonja, Director
2815 Kidd Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
919-231-5515 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 919-856-6911 DSS: 919-212-7990
Warren County S.a.M. CAC Cara Gill, Executive Director
120 East Belle Street
Henderson, NC 27536
252-572-4112 Sheriff's Office: 252-257-3364 DSS: 252-257-5000
Washington County Tedi Bear CAC, ECU Julie Gill, Director
2303 Executive Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-8334 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 252-793-2422 DSS: 252-793-4041
Watauga County CAC of the Blue Ridge Selena Moretz, CAC Director
8076 Hwy 105 S.
Boone, NC 28607
828-963-9777 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 282-264-3761 DSS: 828-265-8100
Wayne County Mt. Olive CAC Bryant Gibson, CAC Director
545 Michael Martin Road
Mt Olive, NC 28365
252-737-3337 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 919-731-1481 DSS: 919-580-4034
Wilkes County CAC of Wilkes County Cindy Hartley, CAC Director
1260 College Avenue
Suite 5
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
336-838-9169 Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-903-7600 DSS: 336-651-7400
Wilson County NEW CAC
116 N Englewood Drive
Rocky Mount, NC
252-446-7623 Watch Video Sheriff's Office: 252-237-2118 DSS: 252-206-4000
Yadkin County Dragonfly House CAC Brandi Reagan, CAC Director
387 Valley Road
Mocksville, NC 27028
336-753-6155 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 336-679-4217 DSS: 336-679-4210
Yancey County Ally’s House Krissi Brackeen, CAC Director
PO Box 806
Burnsville, NC 28714
828-675-1508 Watch Video Visit Website Sheriff's Office: 282-682-2124 DSS: 828-682-6175

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FAQs

  • What if I make a report and I’m wrong. Will I get in trouble?

    No, you can’t get in trouble for reporting child abuse in good faith. Even if it turns out after the investigation that your suspicion was mistaken, you still did the right thing in reporting it.

  • What does it mean to report child abuse “in good faith”?

    Reporting “in good faith” means reporting what you believe is true. If you honestly suspect child abuse, but it turns out after the investigation that your suspicions are incorrect, you can’t get into any trouble.

  • What is a “mandated reporter”?

    Every adult in North Carolina is considered a mandatory reporter for child abuse. Anyone who sees or suspects child abuse, whether physical, psychological or sexual - is required by law to report it. In the same way that some healthcare workers are required to report any of these while providing care in emergency situations, the safety of our children is the responsibility of every North Carolina adult. (N.C.G.S 7B-301, N.C.G.S. 14-318.6)

  • Can I report child abuse anonymously?

    Yes, you can report child abuse in North Carolina without disclosing your name. When asked your name on the phone by DSS or law enforcement, simply state that you wish to remain anonymous.

  • What should I expect after making a report?

    When you report child abuse, your report is investigated by the DSS and local law enforcement.

  • What evidence do I need in order to report suspected child abuse?

    If you have reason to suspect abuse, that’s enough to make a report. However, if you have more evidence, please be ready to provide it when you make your report. Relevant information will include names, locations, descriptions of events, etc. The more information you share, the more helpful it is for the investigation.

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