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Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center Earns Accreditation from National Children’s Alliance



Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center Earns Accreditation from National Children’s Alliance

National Children’s Advocacy Center recognizes Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center for its delivery of high quality and effective services to child abuse victims through accreditation

Manchester, TN- Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center has been awarded accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process. As the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) across the country, National Children’s Alliance awards various levels of accreditation and membership to centers responding to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first. Accreditation is the highest level of membership with the National Children’s Alliance and denotes excellence in service provision.

Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center has been serving victims of severe child abuse in Coffee County since 2005. The Center has served over 2,100 children during this time through direct services including forensic interviews, child and family advocacy services, therapy services, specialized medical exams performed by Our Kids, and other crisis intervention services. Additionally, the Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center has reached over 9,000 children through child abuse prevention programs in the local schools and over 2,000 adults through community education efforts. All services are provided free of charge and as an Accredited Member of the National Children’s Alliance, Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse.

“As an organization that is part of a team of individuals, the Child Protective Investigative Team, we are dedicated to responding to child abuse and we recognize the importance of accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance. We truly support the team approach to responding to allegations of child abuse. The team in Coffee County which includes representatives from the District Attorney’s Office for the 14th Judicial District, Department of Children’s Services, Coffee County Sheriff’s Department, Centerstone, Manchester Police Department, Our Kids and the Tullahoma Police Department along with the Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center is truly dedicated to the team approach and recognizes that working as a team provides consistency and efficiency,” said Joyce Prusak, Executive Director of Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center.

“Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center is to be commended for its excellent work serving victims of child abuse. As the national accrediting body for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country, our goal is to ensure that every victim of child abuse has access to high quality services that result from professional collaboration,” remarked Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of National Children’s Alliance.

This project is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee

Coffee County Children's Advocacy Center

104 N. Spring Street

Manchester, TN 37355

931-723-8888 (phone) 931-723-8889 (fax)

To report abuse, please call the TN reporting hotline at 1-877-237-0004.

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