Safety. Healing. Justice.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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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Chefs' Celebrity Gala with a Twist

Our 2021 gala is virtual this year, but no less fabulous! The fun starts Thursday, October 28 and the auction closes Sunday, October 31.

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We Remember Douglas Mims

The Children's Memorial Flag was raised October 15 for 17-month-old Douglas Mims. You can help raise awareness by posting the flag image on social media.

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Join the Team!

Join our Child and Family Services team. Click below for more info about these positions.

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Your monthly gift makes all the difference.

Help a child today. Build a stronger tomorrow. Your sustaining support, at any level, helps a child build a brighter future.

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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.

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