Mission

The Carroll County Child Advocacy Center exists to champion the needs of sexually, physically, and emotionally abused children in Carroll, Haralson and Heard counties through prevention, intervention and collaboration.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole aweful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” – Theodor Suess Geisel

Why We Help

The average lifetime cost per victim of sexual abuse is $210,012.

Source: Fang, et al., 2012 Institute of Justice, 1996

The US spends $124 billion annually for the costs of child sexual abuse.

Source: Fang, et al., 2012 Institute of Justice, 1996

45% of pregnant teens report a history of child sexual abuse.

Source: Noll, J.G. et al., 2009

Sexually abused young girls are 3x more likely to develop psychiatric disorders and/or substance abuse problems.

Source: Day, A. et al., 2003 Institute of Justice, 1996

Sexually abused males are 70% more likely to seek psychological treatment for issues such as substance abuse, suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide.

Walrath, C., Ybarra, M., Holden, W., Liao, Q., Santiago, R., & Leaf, R. (2003).

More than 90% of children who are commercially sexually exploited have been sexually abused in the past.

Wolak, J., Finkelhor, D., Mitchell, K., Ybarra, M. (2008)

Except for murder, child sexual abuse is the most expensive victim crime in the U.S.

Dr. lori Leachman, Professor of Economics – Duke University

It only costs $10 to train an adult to improve their child-protective behaviors.

Dr. lori Leachman, Professor of Economics – Duke University

It only costs $10 to train an adult to improve their child-protective behaviors.

Darkness to Light: CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: The Impact on Our Community

Our Team

Tracy Lewis-Martin

Director and Forensic Interviewer

Abbye Burrage

Family Advocate/Forensic Interviewer

Taylar Jackson

Prevention Coordinator / Family Advocate

Gloria Stewart

Financial Administrator

Vicki Anderson
Carroll County District 2 Commissioner

Scott Broome
The Barnes Store – Owner

Mary Alice Cochran
Community Member

Emily Cole
Certified Facilitator of Darkness to Light’s Curriculum

Vincent Dortch
Treasurer
Antioch Baptist Church, Clem – Pastor

Charles (Chick) Griffin – Board Vice-Chair
Carrollton Housing Authority – Director

Jill Hesterlee
Community Member
Certified Facilitator of Darkness to Light’s Curriculum

Bruce Lyon – Board Secretary
University of West Georgia, retired; Registered Court Mediator; Juvenile Court Citizens Panel Review Member

Ben Pitts
Director, Risk Management and Legal Affairs Tanner Health System

Karen Stone Middlebrooks – Board Chair
Systems and Methods, Inc. (SMI) – Chief Administrative Officer

Shaye Ray
Community Member

Jeff Richards
Carroll County Sherriff’s Office – Captain

Joel Richards
Carrollton Police Department – Chief

Elizabeth (Libby) Smith
Carroll County Department of Family and Children Services – Director

Meghan Sullivan
Community Member

Xavier Whitaker
Associate Vice President for Student Life
Dean of Students University of West Georgia

We Are Associated With

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CONTACT US: 306 Bradley Street, Carrollton, GA 30117 | (770) 832-8733 | info@cc-cac.org