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About Us

Our Mission

Protecting Arkansas’ children by investing in Child Advocacy Centers.


Our History

The Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas initially began with three child advocacy centers called the Arkansas Association of Children's Advocacy Centers in 1999. In 2003, the organization changed its name to Children's Advocacy Centers of Arkansas. Our purpose or mission has remained the same: to assist and support the state's local CACs and communities through the development, continuation and enhancement of the CAC model. It also serves as a link to regional and national support agencies and as the leading resource within the State dedicated to a coordinated and comprehensive response to child abuse.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the not-for-profit Children’s Advocacy Centers of Arkansas (CACar) is to promote, assist, and support the development, growth, and continuation of CACs in the State of Arkansas so that every child victim has access to the services of a CAC.


CAC of Arkansas

Objectives

  • To support the development, growth and continuation of the children's advocacy centers (CACs) in Arkansas
  • To promote system improvements for abused and neglected children utilizing education and advocacy campaigns and partnerships to improve governmental relations
  • To initiate and maintain statewide public education programs on the benefits of collaborative approaches to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect
  • To provide information and materials relevant to CACs development, management, quality assurance, standards, best practices and policies, training curriculum, resources development, and program sustainability
  • To identify and coordinate funding opportunities for CACs

Our Staff

Elizabeth Pulley
Executive Director
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Robin Connell
Director of CAC Initiatives
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Gwen Harris
Finance Manager
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Markett Humphries
MDT Project Director
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Misty Hunt
Director of Advancement and Public Policy
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Dawn Meyer
IT Operations Manager
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Savannah Robbins
Project Coordinator
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Our Board of Directors

President
Elizabeth Shackelford
Vice-President
Tammy Lee
Treasurer
Karen James
Secretary
Lori Wilson
Clark Ellison
First Lady of Arkansas Susan Hutchinson
Robin Krneta
Jennifer Long
Allison McElroy
Stephanie Morris
Marilyn Sanders
Natalie Tibbs
Robert Thorne