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 awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not.” – Dr. Seuss

Our Team

Amanda Carden
Family Advocate
Forensic Interviewer

Bethany Dahl
Executive Director

Hannah Etheridge
Lead Family Advocate

Dakota Gammage
Family Advocate

Allison Robinson
Prevention Coordinator

Caitlin Wiggins
Lead Forensic Interviewer
MDT Facilitator

Board of Directors

Meghan Sullivan – Chair
Community Member

Montrell McClendon – Vice Chair
Director of Transportation for Carrollton City Schools & County Commissioner District 1

Craig Worland – Treasurer
Director of Strategic Initiatives- Tanner Health System

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

Scott Broome
The Barnes Store – Owner

Baylee Cates
University of West Georgia – Clinical Instructor

Josh Chapman
Linco Development – Owner

Vincent Dortch
Clem Antioch Baptist Church – Pastor

Jennifer Green
Community Member

Cason Hightower
Hightower Family Funeral Homes – Funeral Director

Dr. Allison Key
3:16 Healthcare – Owner

Brandolynn Marenco
Carrollton Housing Authority – Housing Manager

Shavon Martin
Carroll County Teaching & Learning Center – Administrative Assistant

Kerry Miller
McNeilus Companies – Sr. Director of Sales

Shaye Ray
HRC Engineers – Finance Director

Christa Smith
Bremen City Schools – Assistant Superintendent

Pam DeLoach Uglum
DeLoach Management – Owner

Board Emeritus – Emily Cole
Community Member

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 $12 to train an adult to improve their child-protective behaviors.

Dr. lori Leachman, Professor of Economics – Duke University

We Are Associated With

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CONTACT US: 110 Corporate Drive, Carrollton, GA 30117 | (770) 832-8733 | info@cc-cac.org