Athens, TN Johnson City, TN Mosheim, TN
Blountville, TN Jackson, TN Nashville, TN
Charlotte, TN Knoxville, TN Oneida, TN
Chattanooga, TN LaFollette, TN Sevierville, TN
Fayetteville, TN Lenoir City, TN  
Gallatin, TN Memphis, TN  



The Hope Center, Inc.
10th Judicial District Children's Advocacy Center
704 W. Madison Ave.
Athen,s TN 37303
Phone: 423-744-0599
Website: http://www.thehopecenterinc.com/index.php


Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County
150 Bloutville Bypass
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: (423) 279-1222
Fax: (423) 212-6620
Executive Director: Gena Fry
Website: www.cacsctn.org

The Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County provides services to children who may have been victims of child physical and sexual abuse. In CAC offers counseling, forensic interviewing, and victim services. In addition, the CAC provides Child Abuse Prevention Training.

Child Advocacy Center for the 23rd District
6 Court Square
PO Box 468
Charlotte, TN 37036
Phone: 615-789-3035
Fax: 615-789-3669
Website: http://www.23rddistrictcac.com/

The following services are provided free of charge:

  • Forensic interviews of victims in a child-friendly environment
  • Counseling/ play therapy
  • Referrals to community resources
  • Court advocacy services
  • Coordination of services to victims
  • Victims compensation assistance
  • Parenting classes

Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County
419 N. Market Street
Chattanooga, TN 37405
Phone: (423) 266-6918
To Report Child Abuse in TN: 1-877-54-ABUSE
Executive Director: Shelley McGraw
Website: www.cachc.org

The Children's Advocacy Center of Hamilton County is a child-friendly environment which provides coordination of services for child abuse victims. Children in Hamilton and surrounding counties can receive sexual assault medical examinations, extended psychosocial assessments and crisis counseling. The Center maintains an expansive resource library related to child abuse and provides professional and community education focused on prevention.


Child Protection Team
TCThompson Children's Hospital
910 Blackford Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403
(423) 778-2398
Medical Director: Karla Grace

The Child Protection Team at TCThompson Children's Hospital provides consultative services for all patients suspected of being victims of abuse or neglect. The purpose of the team is to assure appropriate evaluation and management of the abuse or neglect victim while allowing the child's primary care provider to focus on the surrounding medical issues.

Junior's House

704 W. Maple St.
PO Box 1062
Fayetteville, TN 37334
Phone: 931-438-3233
Fax: 931-438-0727
Contact Email: crystal@juniorshousecac.org
Website: http://www.juniorshousecac.org/

906 2nd Ave. N
Lewisburg, TN 37091

Our programs and services include: CASA, forensic interviews, therapy, family advocacy, body safety program, team coordination & tracking, education & training, and Stewards of Children.

Ashley's Place
315 W Smith St.
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 615-451-2169
Contact Email: Ashleysplace@bellsouth.net
Website: http://www.ashleysplace.net/

The services we provide include: a child friendly environment, forensic interviews, victim advocacy, therapy services, child protective investigative team case review, community education and prevention, and team training.

Carl Perkins Center
PO Box 447
Jackson, TN 38302
Phone: 731-668-4000
Contact Email: email@carlperkinscenter.org
Website: http://carlperkinscenter.org/

Our programs include: 24 hour hotline services, Americorps program, child advocacy center services, community education, forensic interview services, Forever Parents, Kids on the Block, Non-offending caregiver support, Nurturing Parent, Relative Caregiver Program, Stewards of Children, support services, therapeutic visitation, trauma-focused cognitive behavior therapy, victim advocacy services, and volunteer services.

The Children's Advocacy Center of the First Judicial District
201 East Myrtle Ave.
Johnson City, TN 37601
Phone: (423) 926-6528
Website: www.cac1st.org
Executive Director: Lemy Dao
Medical Director: Debra Quarles Mills MD

East Tennessee Children's Hospital Patient Advocacy Program
2018 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37901
Director: Mary Palmer, MD, FAAP
Phone: (865) 541-8373
Team Coordinator: Kim Christensen, Social Work
Phone: (865) 541-8323

This is a multidisciplinary group that reviews all inpatients referred to the Department of Human Services. Inpatient, emergency, and child abuse pediatricians, nursing services, child life, social work, rehab center, and home health care are all represented. The purpose is to ensure adequate medical evaluation, reporting, and follow-up services to victims of child maltreatment.


Childhelp Children's Advocacy Center of East Tennessee
2505 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: (865) 637-1753
Fax: (865) 544-7150
Director: Pamela Dickey
Director of Program Development: Hugh Nystrom

Childhelp Children's Advocacy Center of East Tennessee offers a free-standing child friendly facility where alleged victims of child abuse and neglect can be interviewed by a specially trained forensic interviewer, and may be medically examined by a pediatric forensic examiner or a pediatric nurse practitioner certified to perform sexual assault examinations. The child and their family may also receive mental health services at the Center following closure of the investigation. Interviews and medical exams are typically scheduled within seven days of referral.

Campbell County Children's Advocacy Center
203 Independence Lane
LaFollette, TN 37766
Phone: 423-562-4190
Fax: 423-562-0751
Contact Email: staff@campbellcountycac.org
Website: http://www.campbellcountychildrenscenter.org/index.asp

The Campbell County Children's Center is committed to the following: supporting CPIT, mental health services, forensic interviews, sexual assault nurse exam, victim/child advocate, prevention education, family advocate, and case manager.

The Child Advocacy Center of the 9th Judicial District
PO Box 928
Lenoir City, TN 37771
Phone: 865-986-1505
Contact Email: cevans@cac9jd.org
Website: http://www.kidsfirsttn.org/

Summary of Scope of Services: forensic interviews, victim services, therapy, forensic medical examinations, services for the drug-endagered child, school-based intervention/prevention program, adult survivor group and resource library provider, and a provider of community education.

New Hope, Blount County Children's Advocacy Center
212 Cates St.
Maryville, TN 37801
Phone: 865-981-2000
Clinical Director: Diane Darby, LCSW
Website: http://blountkids.org/

LeBonheur Center for Children in Crisis
50 N. Dunlap
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 287-KIDS (5437)
Director: Gary Cook

As a department of LeBonheur Children's Medical Center exclusively focusing on child abuse issues, medical consultations are provided to LeBonheur inpatients to rule in/out child abuse; family evaluations are conducted by a multidisciplinary team at the request of TN-Children's Services protective service workers; and outpatient treatment services are provided to victims of abuse/neglect and their parents. The Center provides home visitation services to new teen mothers to prevent child abuse.


Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center
1331 Union Avenue
Suite 1150
Memphis, TN 38104
Phone: (901) 272-2020
Fax: (901) 274-2769
Manager: Dr. Betty Winter

The Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center is a multidisciplinary agency that provides forensic medicolegal evaluations on alleged victims of sexual assault/abuse for the investigating agencies. Other services of the agency include crisis intervention/counseling in the office and 24 hour hotline; legal assistance that includes pre-trial conferences, court escort, victim's compensation, and night court for children; medicolegal/forensic evaluations that include medical screening, physical and material evidence collection; expert witness services to the courts including forensic evaluators and forensic serologists; community education that includes pathology of the crime and prevention instruction; and professional training to medical professionals, attorneys and legal professionals, and social professionals.

Memphis Child Advocacy Center
1085 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Phone: 901-525-2377
Fax: 901-888-4390
Contact Email: info@memphiscac.org
Website: https://www.memphiscac.org/

Child Advocacy Center of the 3rd Judicial District
200 Main St.
Mosheim, TN 37818
Phone: 423-422-4446
Fax: 423-422-4499
Website: http://www.etncac.org/index.html

Our services provided include: community awareness and education, medical referrals and accompaniment, safe and caring environment for investigations, therapy services, and victims services program.

Center for Child Protection & Well-Being
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
2200 Children's Way, VCH 2507
Nashville, TN 37232-9507
Phone: (615) 936-2427
Fax: (615) 936-3020
Director: Deborah Lowen, MD

The Center for Child Protection & Well-Being is responsible for coordinating Vanderbilt University Medical Center's efforts in child abuse recognition, evaluation, education, and prevention. The program's clinicians and hospital social workers work together to perform comprehensive medical evaluations of children suspected of being abused or neglected. The program is involved in education of the local, state and regional health care providers as well as social service, law enforcement, and judicial personnel. The program team members also provide multidisciplinary case review for all patients evaluated as well as expert medical testimony in child abuse and neglect cases.


Our Kids Center
1804 Hayes Street
Nashville, TN 37203
Clinic: (615) 341-4911
Administrative Office: (615) 341-4917
Fax: (615) 341-4919
Medical Consultant: Deborah Lowen, MD
Executive Director: Sue Fort White, Ed.D.
Website: www.ourkidscenter.com

The OUR KIDS Center provides medical and psychological evaluations and support for children who may have been sexually abused. Between 850 to 1000 children are seen each year from Davidson and surrounding counties. The Center also provides training opportunities for professionals in the medical and psychosocial fields. We do serve 47 counties in Middle Tennessee and have four satellite clinics co-located inside child advocacy centers in Cookeville, Lawrenceburg, Clarksville and Manchester.

Children's Center of the Cumberlands
22510 Alberta St.
PO Box 4314
Oneida, TN 37841
Phone: 423-569-8900
Fax: 423-569-8921
Contact Email: childrensctr@highland.net & kelliemays@highland.net
Website: http://www.childrenscenterofthecumberlands.org/index.htm

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center
PO Box 4536
Sevierville, TN 37864
Phone: 865-774-1777
Fax: 865-774-8063
Website: http://www.safeharborcac.com/

The services we provide include: child protective investigative team, forensic interview, forensic medical examination, crisis intervention and counseling, advocacy and court support program, community outreach and prevention, and education.