Annual Report 2020

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12th uJ dical District CAC 15th uJ dical District CAC Ashleys ’ Place (Sumner CAC) CAC of r the 23rd uJ dical District CAC of r the 31st uJ dical District CAC of r the 3rd uJ dical District, Inc. CAC of Anderson County Tennessee, Inc. CAC of Hamilton County, Inc. CAC of Rutherford County, Inc. CAC of the First uJ dical District Campbell County Children’s Center Cannon County Carl eP rkins Exchange Club: Car roll County, Crocek tt County, eDy r County, Gibson County, Henderson County, Madison County,Tipton Countye,W akley County, Chester County, Decatur County, Gibson County - Humboldt Location, Gibson County - Milan Location, aF ey tte County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haoyw od County, Henry County, Lauderdale County, McNairy County Childhelp Children’s Center of East Tennessee Children’s Center of the Cumberlands Claiborne County Children’s Alliance Coef e County CAC Davis House eF n tress County CAC uJ nior’s House, Inc. Kids First CAC of the Ninth uJ dical District s Kid’ Place, A Child Adov cacy Center Memphis CAC Montgomery County CAC Nashville Children’s Alliance New Hope, Blount County CAC Robertson County CAC Saef Harbor CAC, Inc. Satellite Center of uJ nior’s House CAC The CAC of Sullivan County The .E .P HO Center (10th uJ dical CAC, Athens Center) The .E .P HO Center, Inc. (10th District uJ dical CAC, Cleveland Center) Union County CAC Upper Cumberland CAC 12th uJ dical District CAC 15th uJ dical District CAC Ashleys ’ Place (Sumner CAC) CAC of r the 23rd uJ dical District CAC of r the 31st uJ dical District CAC of r the 3rd uJ dical District, Inc. CAC of Anderson County Tennessee, Inc. CAC of Hamilton County, Inc. CAC of Rutherford County, Inc. CAC of the First uJ dical District Campbell County Children’s Center Cannon County Carl eP rkins Exchange Club: Car roll County, Crocek tt County, eDy r County, Gibson County, Henderson County, Madison County,Tipton Countye,W akley County, Chester County, Decatur County, Gibson County - Humboldt Location, Gibson County - Milan Location, aF ey tte County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haoyw od County, Henry County, Lauderdale County, McNairy County Childhelp Children’s Center of East Tennessee Children’s Center of the Cumberlands Claiborne County Children’s Alliance Coef e County CAC Davis House eF n tress County CAC uJ nior’s House, Inc. Kids First CAC of the Ninth uJ dical District s Kid’ Place, A Child Adov cacy Center Memphis CAC Montgomery County CAC Nashville Children’s Alliance New Hope, Blount County CAC Robertson County CAC Saef Harbor CAC, Inc. Satellite Center of uJ nior’s House CAC The CAC of Sullivan County The .E .P HO Center (10th uJ dical CAC, Athens Center) The .E .P HO Center, Inc. (10th District uJ dical CAC, Cleveland Center) Union County CAC Upper Cumberland CAC 12th uJ dical District CAC 15th uJ dical District CAC Ashleys ’ Place (Sumner CAC) CAC of r the 23rd uJ dical District CAC of r the 31st uJ dical District CAC of r the 3rd uJ dical District, Inc. CAC of Anderson County Tennessee, Inc. CAC of Hamilton County, Inc. CAC of Rutherford County, Inc. CAC of the First uJ dical District Campbell County Children’s Center Cannon County Carl eP rkins Exchange Club: Car roll County, Crocek tt County, eDy r County, Gibson County, Henderson County, Madison County,Tipton Countye,W akley County, Chester County, Decatur County, Gibson County - Humboldt Location, Gibson

Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee Annual Report 2019-2020

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A Message From the Board President To all of our Community Partners, Supporters, and Friends, On behalf of the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee (CACTN), I am honored to share with you the 2020 Annual Report representing the work that is being done for children and families whose lives are touched by severe child abuse across the state. Over the last year, COVID-19 provided a unique set of challenges for child advocacy centers (CACs). However, I am proud to say that despite the obstacles that the pandemic created, the CACs of our state rose to the occasion to make sure that children and families still had access to the intervention and healing services provided at each of the centers. This report is a testament to the commitment that each of the CACs and their teams made to ensure that children were not forgotten during this time. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank all the staff at the CACs and their community partners for continuing to be on the front lines during such a time of uncertainty and for being that beacon of hope for every child that walked through the door of a child advocacy center. I am also proud to report that CACTN is officially able to celebrate the fact that there is now a CAC in every judicial district in Tennessee. This means that every child has access to the trauma informed services that CACs provide close to home. We understand that this does not mean our work is done. Together, we are all working to make sure CACs are providing the highest level of services possible and to brighten and strengthen the future of the children of Tennessee. Sincerely, Joyce A. Prusak Board President


What are Child Advocacy Centers? In Tennessee, the child advocacy centers (CACs) are at the forefront of addressing issues of child abuse. Each center provides a child-friendly space for victims to receive comprehensive services as well as a space for child protection investigative team (CPIT) members to meet and review cases. A child advocacy center is the one place that provides a safe, child-friendly environment where law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, medical and mental health professionals may share information and develop effective, coordinated strategies sensitive to the needs of each unique case and child. CAC models for child abuse intervention are proven and effective in bringing together trained professionals, in providing services to victims, and holding offenders accountable through the court system. CACs are located in both rural and urban communities across the state, providing services to all 31 judicial districts throughout Tennessee.

Image Source: National Children’s Alliance

“One of the best community resources available” - Parent of child served by a CAC


Why are children referred to a CAC? 13,521

Sex Abuse Physical Abuse Drug Endangered Neglect Other Child Death Witness toViolence Allegation not Noted

1,879 1,424 1,149 416 78 240 3,629

Children in Tennessee have tremendous potential - which our society needs - and which you and CACs in Tennessee have a shared obligation to foster and protect. As an accredited state Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance, CACTN provides advocacy, funding, training, leadership development, and technical assistance. These services ensure that centers can grow and sustain their ability to provide evidence-based, age-appropriate service for Tennessee’s children experiencing abuse, and their families.


Outcome Measurement Systems What the caregivers we serve say about CACs:

89% of caregivers surveyed indicated their child felt safe during their visit to the CAC.

94% of caregivers surveyed indicated their questions were answered to their satisfaction.

98% of caregivers surveyed indicated CAC staff were friendly and pleasant.

91% of caregivers surveyed indicated they were provided with resources by CAC staff to support their child and respond to his or her needs in the days and weeks ahead.

What our fellow team members say about CACs:

94% of MDT* members surveyed strongly agree the CAC model fosters collaboration.

82% of MDT members surveyed strongly agree that case review team meetings help with work on cases.

*MDT is known as CPIT in the state of Tennessee

93% of MDT members strongly agree that clients served through the CAC benefit from the collaborative approach of the MDT team.

93% of MDT members surveyed strongly agree the CAC provides resources that help to better the team’s casework.


CACs - A Hub of Services for Children and Families Experiencing Abuse: CACs create a central location for children and families to receive comprehensive services. The centers encourage and support coordinated case review and investigations, while offering a safe, child-friendly space for children and non-offending caregivers to come and meet with law enforcement, DCS, medical professionals, district attorneys, and mental health professionals.


Contact Your Local Child Advocacy Center JUDICIAL DISTRICT

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Johnson City Blountville Mosheim Sevierville Maryville Knoxville Clinton Oneida LaFollette Jamestown Maynardville Tazewell Lenoir City Athens Cleveland Chattanooga Jasper Cookeville Manchester Lebanon Murfreesboro Woodbury Fayetteville Lewisburg Gallatin Clarksville Springfield

(423) 926-6528 (423) 279-1222 (423) 422-4446 (865) 774-1777 (865) 981-2000 (865) 637-1753 (865) 463-2740 (423) 569-8900 (423) 562-4190 (931) 879-7290 (865) 992-7677 (865) 332-2827 (865) 986-1505 (423) 744-0599 (423) 790-5740 (423) 266-6918 (423) 443-7431 (931) 854-0115 (931) 723-8888 (615) 449-7975 (615) 867-9000 (615) 563-9915 (931) 438-3233 (931) 359-0830 (615) 451-2169 (931) 553-5140 (615) 384-5885

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Nashville Franklin Centerville Hohenwald Lawrenceburg Charlotte Huntingdon Paris Parsons Bolivar Covington Selmer Somerville Ripley Savannah Henderson Lexington Jackson Martin Alamo Brownsville Trenton Milan Humboldt Newbern Memphis McMinnville

(615) 327-9958 (615) 790-5900 (931) 729-9933 (931) 796-0813 (931) 766-2213 (615) 789-3035 (713) 986-5920 (731) 642-8455 (731) 847-4020 (731) 659-2373 (901) 476-1515 (731) 659-2373 (901) 235-7283 (731) 635-7856 (731) 925-2252 (731) 989-7222 (731) 967-0727 (731) 422-6464 (731) 587-0768 (731) 696-2452 (731) 772-9378 (731) 855-4884 (731) 238-5050 (731) 784-7500 (731) 628-0170 (901) 888-4340 (931) 507-2386


12th u J dicial District CAC 15th u J dicial District CAC Ashley’s Place (Sumner CAC) CAC for the 23rd u J dicial District CAC for the 31st u J dicial District CAC for the 3rd u J dicial District, Inc. CAC of Anderson County Tennessee, Inc. CAC of Hamilton County, Inc. CAC of Rutherford County, Inc. CAC of the First u J dicial District Campbell County Children’s Center Cannon County Carl Perkins Exchange Club: Car roll County, Crockett County, Dyer County, Gibson County, Henderson County, Madison County, Tipton County,Weakley County, Chester County, Decatur County, Gibson County - Humboldt Location, Gibson County - Milan Location, Fayette County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haywood County, Henry County, Lauderdale County, McNairy County Childhelp Children’s Center of East Tennessee Children’s Center of the Cumberlands Claiborne County Children’s Alliance Coffee County CAC Davis House Fentress County CAC u J nior’s House, Inc. Kids First CAC of the Ninth u J dicial District Kid’s Place, A Child Advocacy Center Memphis CAC Montgomery County CAC Nashville Children’s Alliance New Hope, Blount County CAC Robertson County CAC Safe Harbor CAC, Inc. Satellite Center of u J nior’s House CAC The CAC of Sullivan County The H.O.P.E Center (10th u J dicial CAC, Athens Center) The H.O.P.E. Center, Inc. (10th District u J dicial CAC, Cleveland Center) Union County CAC Upper Cumberland CAC 12th u J dicial District CAC 15th u J dicial District CAC Ashley’s Place (Sumner CAC) CAC for the 23rd u J dicial District CAC for the 31st u J dicial District CAC for the 3rd u J dicial District, Inc. CAC of Anderson County Tennessee, Inc. CAC of Hamilton County, Inc. CAC of Rutherford County, Inc. CAC of the First u J dicial District Campbell County Children’s Center Cannon County Carl Perkins Exchange Club: Car roll County, Crockett County, Dyer County, Gibson County, Henderson County, Madison County, Tipton County,Weakley County, Chester County, Decatur County, Gibson County - Humboldt Location, Gibson County - Milan Location, Fayette County, Hardeman County, Hardin County, Haywood County, Henry County, Lauderdale County, McNairy County Childhelp Children’s Center of East Tennessee Children’s Center of the Cumberlands Claiborne County Children’s Alliance Coffee County CAC Davis House Fentress County CAC u J nior’s House, Inc. Kids First CAC of the Ninth u J dicial District Kid’s Place, A Child Advocacy Center Memphis CAC Montgomery County CAC Nashville Children’s Alliance New Hope, Blount County CAC Robertson County CAC Safe Harbor CAC, Inc. Satellite Center of u J nior’s House CAC The CAC of Sullivan County The H.O.P.E Center (10th u J dicial CAC, Athens Center) The H.O.P.E. Center, Inc. (10th District u J dicial CAC, Cleveland Center) Union County CAC Upper Cumberland CAC Follow CACTN 12th u J on dicial J dicial District CAC Ashley’s Place (Sumner CAC) CAC for the 23rd socialDistrict media! CAC 15th u u J dicial District CAC for the 31st u J dicial District CAC for the 3rd u J dicial District, Inc. CAC of Anderson /TNCAC Inc. CAC of Hamilton County, Inc. CAC of Rutherford County, Inc. CAC of the First County Tennessee, 4711 Trousdale Drive, Suite 124 u J dicial District Campbell County Children’s Center Cannon County Carl Perkins Exchange Club: Car @CACTN Nashville,TN 37220 ThisCounty, project isGibson fundedCounty, under anHenderson County, Madison County, Tipton roll County, Crockett County, Dyer 615-333-5832 | www.cactn.org @CAC_TN agreement with the State of Tennessee. County,Weakley County, Chester County, Decatur County, Gibson County - Humboldt Location, Gibson