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Riss/Bowen Family Room Dedication

The Riss/Bowen Family Room was dedicated at our July 24, 2022 Works of Heart Reception, in honor of longtime volunteers Murray Riss and Sheryl O. Bowen. Artists Murray and Sheryl served as co-chairs for our annual Works of Heart art auction for many years.

 

Our family rooms provide a comfortable, private space for families to meet with advocates and investigators. The Riss/Bowen Family Room is decorated with heart-themed artwork.

Memphis CAC receives 2021 SPARK Award

The Memphis Child Advocacy Center was honored to receive the 2021 SPARK Award on WKNO-TV on Monday, December 13 at 7pm. CityCURRENT and WKNO-TV announced the winners December 9. The SPARK Awards recognize organizations and individuals who are igniting change and have made a positive impact in the Greater Memphis community. We are one of three non-profits recognized in thirteen award categories.

 

The SPARK Awards are produced in partnership with WKNO-TV, cityCURRENT, and Midtown Memphis Rotary Club. If you missed the show on December 13, you can watch it on YouTube.

 

Memphis CAC Prevention Case Study Featured

(February 2021) Darkness to Light highlighted our prevention work through a newly published case study. The study focuses on our transition to adult-focused education to prevent child sexual abuse. The Memphis CAC was one of seven organizations highlighted worldwide. Read the case study here.

Works of Heart on WKNO-FM 91.1's Checking on the Arts Program

(February 2021) WKNO-FM 91.1 featured our 29th annual Works of Heart virtual art auction twice on their Checking on the Arts program. Host Darel Snodgrass interviewed CAC Development Manager Su Hartline along with artist and committee member Shawn Mathews on February 1. CAC Executive Director Virginia Stallworth and Works of Heart co-chair and artist Murray Riss discussed the art, artists and more with host Kacky Walton on February 4. Listen to Checking on the Arts with Kacky, Virginia and Murray here.

Darkness to Light Impact Report Names CAC in Top 5

(June 2020) The newly released Darkness to Light 2019 Impact Report named the Memphis CAC in the top five child sexual abuse prevention organizations worldwide. This is based on total numbers trained last year. Darkness to Light distributes the Stewards of Children sexual abuse prevention and response training in over 20 countries. In addition, CAC staffer Keita Cooley was spotlighted as a top facilitator. Learn more here.

 

Introducing our New Logo!

(October 2020) A child’s wellbeing is at the center of everything we do.

 

Our new logo represents the heroes—the Shelby County Child Protection Investigation Team—who come together to protect and nurture the light that shines within each child. Together, with the help of generous donors and volunteers, we work toward safety, healing, and justice for victimized kids.

 

With help through a generous grant from the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, we partnered with Hemline Tailored Brand Strategies to develop our new logo.