The leadership at the Memphis Child Advocacy Center has instituted changes in our services in response to the COVID-19 or coronavirus crisis. As of now, our staff members are working remotely, with exceptions for some critical services. The current plan is effective through April 6, with leadership continuing to monitor and adjust as needed.
The CAC’s campus is closed to the public at this time, but available to our onsite team members from the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Memphis Police Department, Shelby County Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center, and the District Attorney General’s office.
With the help of video conferencing technology, our multi-agency Child Protection Investigation Team is continuing to meet daily, Monday through Friday. At each meeting, the team reviews and makes decisions about reports of child sexual abuse and other severe abuse. Our dedicated staff are available by phone and email. Therapists and advocates are reaching out to clients weekly.
We have postponed our Stewards of Children sexual abuse and prevention training sessions in the community at this time. However, our staff is still available to schedule future sessions. If you would like schedule a session, contact Kris Crim, our prevention director at kcrim [at] MemphisCAC [dot] org or (901) 888-4363.
While we are dealing with the crisis of COVID-19, we still have children who are in crisis, suffering the trauma of child sexual abuse and other severe abuse. If you would like to help with a financial gift, visit our donation page, or contact our development manager Su Hartline at shartline [at] memphiscac [dot] org or (901) 888-4359. Thank you for all you do to help children find safety and healing.