About CAC31

In October 2000, the Children’s Advocacy Center for the 31st Judicial District (CAC31) was founded by a local group of concerned individuals dedicated to helping the victims of child abuse become children again.  We were established to aid in the prevention, intervention, investigation, and recovery of allegations of severe child maltreatment for children in Warren and Van Buren Counties, Tennessee.

Since our inception, well-trained personnel are dedicated to working with children reported as suspected victims of child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or neglect, drug exposed, or witnesses to violence. We provide a full scope of needed services: child forensic interviews, victim-family advocacy, crisis intervention, trauma counseling, resource assistance, education, and outreach.   The provision of all direct services is offered to the families we assist,free from charge.  Children’s Advocacy Center for the 31st Judicial District is a 501©3 non-profit that receives all of its funding through grants, corporate contributions, the generosity of community partners and benefactors.

Board of Directors

CAC 31 2021-2022 Board of Directors:

Beth Saunders, President
Chair Nominating Committee

Tracie McCord, Vice President
Chair Policy & Personnel Committee

Starr Farless, Secretary
Chair Capital Improvement Committee

Dianne Gillespie, Treasurer
Chair Finance & Fundraising Committee

Neva England, Past Sitting President

William (Bill) Brock, Chair Strategic and
Long-Range Planning Committee

Linda Wilson, Chair Client Service
Program Committee

Lisa Carden
Lisa Cope
Justin Rich
Teresa Priestley
Lake Kirby

Emergency or Critical Incident Preparedness Plan

CAC31 Contact List:   In cases of emergency or crisis, the Executive Director will be the first person contacted:

CAC 31 Personnel

Cassell Galligan-Davis
Executive Director

Judith Gomez
Forensic Interviewer