About Us

The Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee (CACTN) is a statewide membership organization dedicated to helping communities, through local child advocacy centers, respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first. CACTN strongly believes that the combined professional wisdom and skill of the multidisciplinary team approach results in a more complete understanding of case issues and the most effective child and family focused system response possible.

Our Mission

To promote, assist, and support development, growth, and sustainability of Child Advocacy Centers in their service to at risk, abused and neglected children and their families.

For additional information regarding how this mission is accomplished, please review our 2019-2022 strategic plan.

Annual Reports

2019-2020    2017-2018   2016-2017

TNCAC Board of Directors

  • Joyce Prusak - Board Chair
    • Executive Director, Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center, Manchester, TN
  • Kristen Pavlik McCallie - Vice Chair, CAC Representative
    • Executive Director, Children's Advocacy Center: The Emmy Haney House, Chattanooga, TN
  • Kellie Asberry Walker - CAC Representative
    • Chief Executive Officer, Children's Advocacy Center of the Cumberlands, Oneida, TN
  • Chris Evans - CAC Representative
    • Executive Director, Kids First 9th Judicial District, Lenoir City, TN
  • Virginia Stallworth - CAC Representative
    • Executive Director, Memphis Child Advocacy Center, Memphis, TN
  • Tracy Plant - CAC Representative
    • Executive Director, Upper Cumberland Child Advocacy CenterCookeville, TN
  • Lauran Stimac - Community Representative - West TN
    • Attorney/ Shareholder - Glassman, Wyatt, Tuttle & Cox, P.C., Memphis, TN

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee.