Healing and transforming children's lives for 30 years.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.


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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#WearBlueDay is Tuesday, April 4


Wear Blue this Tuesday, April 4, for National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Organize a “Wear Blue Day” with your work team or other groups to show your commitment to preventing child abuse. Take pics and share them on your social media—be sure to tag us! We’ll be wearing blue. Will you? #WearBlueDay #ChildAbusePreventionMonth

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Annual Children's Memorial Flagraising April 19, 2023, 11 am

Join us on the plaza in front of the Vasco A. Smith Shelby County Administration Building as we raise the Children’s Memorial Flag for children who have died as a result of abuse or neglect in the past 12 months.

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31st Annual Works of Heart Raised $93,000 for kids 

You have a heart for kids! Together, we raised $93,000 for kids at our 31st Annual Works of Heart art auction and party. Over 400 guests attended the closing party Saturday, February 11, 2023 and art-lovers from around the world viewed the online auction. 

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Join our team! Click below for information about our open positions.

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