Joyce Prusak serves as executive director of the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center. Joyce is responsible for providing leadership for the Coffee County CAC. She guides a team of professionals who work to ensure the center reaches its destination: a community where every child is happy and safe.

“Our mission is to serve children who are victims of severe abuse through prevention, education and intervention,” Joyce said. “Our main goal is to give children and families who walk through our doors hope and support on their way to healing. We work to give the community the tools and knowledge to help prevent child abuse.”

Passionate about child abuse prevention, her role at the Coffee County CAC has allowed Joyce to turn her passion into action. Joyce works to create awareness, advocate for children and implement policies protecting children.

“Being able to see the children come in week after week and witnessing the healing they are experiencing helps me realize how important our work is to these families and to the future of our community,” Joyce said.


Joyce joined the Coffee County CAC in 2007. Joyce also serves as chair of Children’s Advocacy Centers of Tennessee. She earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and government from Georgetown University. She has a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Johns Hopkins University. Joyce spent the early days of her career life in Washington, D.C., on Capitol Hill.