Welcome to the

Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County

Welcome to the Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County Tennessee, Inc. Using the Child Advocacy Center model, we offer a better way to help children and youth who are victims or witnesses to abuse and other crimes.


We believe that the eradication of child abuse begins with building informed, empowered communities with the courage to talk openly about child abuse.


Our programs at offer increased awareness of the prevalence, consequences, and circumstances of child sexual abuse.

Legislative Action

Our team works with our members and partner organizations to advocate for better resources and legislation in our state.

How to Spot Abuse

Know The Warning Signs

Physical & Sexual Abuse

Although legal definitions vary by state, physical abuse is broadly defined as any non-accidental physical act inflicted upon a child by a parent, caregiver, or other person who has responsibility for the child.
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Child Neglect

The failure of a parent, guardian, or other caregiver to provide for a child’s basic needs. This can be in the form of physical, medical, education and emotional neglect.
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Bullying/Dating Violence

There is always a person/people who bully; a person/people who are bullied; and sometimes a person/people who witness the bullying. A person may fit in more than one role.
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How We
Can Help

Has your child been abused, or perhaps the victim or witness to a crime? Are you feeling confused? Scared? Not sure what will happen, or how to get help for your child? The Child Advocacy Center offers a neutral facility, that is safe, secure, and child friendly. Think of us as a one stop shop. A place where a child can receive an interview, get a medical evaluation, and therapy; a place where a victim advocate can help the parent/caregiver with criminal injury compensation and other resource referrals.


Welcome Lisa Nance, the new Victim Advocate at the Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County Tennessee, Inc!

Lisa brings years of experience working with crime victims in Tennessee to the Child Advocacy Center.  As your Victim Advocate, Lisa will be the person who meets with you for the initial intake.  She will provide you with information and referrals for resources.  Lisa is here for our young victims and their non-offending parents/ caregivers, offering empathy and support.  Even after you walk out the door, Lisa  will follow-up with you, and will be happy to talk with you about your concerns.


Lisa will also be providing the Non-Offending Parent/ Adult Caregiver of Sexually Abused Children  classes.  For more information on this service, please call Lisa  at (865) 463-2744, or email to VOCA@comcast.net.

Report Child Abuse!

To report suspected child abuse in the State of Tennessee call: 1-877-237-0004.

If you or a family member needs assistance due to abuse, please contact the Child Advocacy Center.

The Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County Tennessee is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee and through public and private contributions including the UWAC.