SAFETY. HEALING. JUSTICE.

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INTERVIEWS & CLINICAL EXAMS

Our child interviewers are trained to interview kids in a developmentally appropriate way that holds up in court. Our partner agency, the Shelby County Crime Victims and Rape Crisis Center, provides medical assessment and evidence collection if needed.

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CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES

(Tennessee Department of Children's Services)

Investigators from our partner agency, the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS), work to strengthen families and protect kids from abuse and neglect. Many of the DCS staff members who specialize in child sexual or other severe abuse investigations have office space at the Memphis CAC.

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ADVOCACY & THERAPY

We offer therapy shown to reduce the negative long-term effects of trauma. In addition, our advocates help families in many ways including preparing kids for court and connecting families with community resources.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT

Every law enforcement jurisdiction in Shelby County is part of the county’s Child Protection Investigation Team (CPIT), which is headquartered at the Memphis CAC. Juvenile Court is part of the team, too. The Memphis Police Child Abuse Squad is located at the Memphis CAC. Representatives from other jurisdictions come to the CAC to meet with families and team members.

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PREVENTION

We not only respond to reported sexual abuse—we work to stop abuse from happening in the first place. Adults who take our Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention and response training are prepared to protect the kids in their care. We also help organizations develop strong child safe policy and train their staff.

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PROSECUTION

Prosecutors from the District Attorney’s Special Victims Unit meet daily with representatives from law enforcement, child protective services and the Memphis CAC to make decisions to hold child abuse offenders accountable.

HELP A VICTIM BECOME A CHILD AGAIN.

When you make a financial gift to the Memphis CAC, you are helping victims become children again. The Memphis Child Advocacy Center is a public-private partnership sustained by generous individuals and organizations in our community.

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JOIN US AT OUR 33rd ANNUAL GALA OCTOBER 27, 2022

You’ll enjoy an exquisite dinner, fabulous wine, dancing, and live music by the Soul Shockers. Plus, you can bid on fantastic items in our silent auction or buy a signature Teddy Bear Surprise gift package. It’s all for the kids served by the CAC.

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Honor’s Day: Celebrating our Heroes on November 18, 2022

Join us at our annual Honors Day celebration to honor the professionals, volunteers, and community advocates committed to protecting Shelby County kids.

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JOIN THE TEAM!

Join our team! Click below for more information about our part-time Victim Advocate position.

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VIRTUAL STEWARDS OF CHILDREN TRAINING

You or your organization can attend our interactive Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention and response training virtually from your home or office.