Kid's Place Child Advocacy Center
614 West Point Road
Lawrenceburg TN 38464
Mending Broken Hearts
Mission Statement
The mission of Kid’s Place is to provide hope, help, and healing to sexually and physically abused children and youth through a multidisciplinary approach.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Brandi Burdette
Board Chair Mr. David Morgan
Board Chair Company Affiliation United Church
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 2000
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $571,350.00
Projected Annual Revenue 571350 (2019)
Mission The mission of Kid’s Place is to provide hope, help, and healing to sexually and physically abused children and youth through a multidisciplinary approach.
Background Kid’s Place was incorporated in 1998 and received its official 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status in 1999. The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model was developed because there was a need for agencies to collaborate investigative efforts in relation to child abuse allegations. It became very clear that multiple investigators asking the same questions over and over to a child victim was very traumatic for a child who had already survived a traumatic experience (child sexual abuse and/or physical abuse). The CAC eliminates this additional trauma by providing a child-centered neutral facility for the investigative interviews to be conducted. We have a full-time Forensic Interviewer who is trained in conducting legally sound investigative interviews and who is also trained in child development. All the investigative interviews conducted by our Forensic Interviewer are digitally recoreded and have a live feed to a separate room where Law Enforcement, Department of Children Services, Child Protective Services, and the District Attorney can watch and obtain information they need for their portion of the investigation.

If the child discloses an allegation of abuse, they are then referred to additional services as needed. We have 3 full-time in-house masters level mental health counselors who utilize a trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, and/or eye movement desentizaton reprocessing therapy, and/or group therapy to help the child heal from the trauma. We also have a Family Advocate who works with the non-offending caregivers; ensuring they have the resources they need to be a sound support for their child and to help them understand the processes of litigation in their case.


In the past year, our in-house Forensic Interviewer conducted 197 investigative interviews at our center and at our satellite locations in Maury County and Giles County in response to allegations of child sexual and/or physical abuse. The position of a Forensic Interviewer is the corner stone of the Child Advocacy Center model because it eliminates the need of the child to have to be interviewed by several different agencies which has been shown to further traumatize the child victim. Thus, our Forensic Interviewer directly reduced the trauma experienced by the 197 children who received services at our center.

Kid's Place added a full-time Prevention Specialist to our staff in 2016. Added staff has allowed us to serve more children. Our center provided Prevention Education within our local schools to over 3000 students. 1,577 individual therapy sessions provided to child victims of sexual and/or physical abuse. Our Therapists utilize a Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) model that has been evidenced to reduce and/or eliminate the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms most commonly experienced by child victims of severe abuse. Abused children left our center equipped with new effective coping skills, higher self-esteem, new social skills, and a safety plan for preventing further victimization.

In 2018, we continue to partner with First United Methodist Church in  Giles County. FUMC has provided space for us to offer specialized services to the child victims we serve at no cost to the families. The space strictly meets our mission statement. The "Youth House" is exactly that, a house designed for youth. This space is a child friendly environment where children can heal from the trauma they have experienced in Giles County. These services will have a great impact in Giles County. 
Our therapy program has implemented Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and body safety peer groups for children under 10 years of age, equipping children with education regarding body safety and reporting. Clinicians also facilitated non-offending caregiver support group offering additional support during the process of treating their children.
Our third accomplishment has been to maintain relationships with our partners at our satellite location in Maury County, Maury Hills Church and key team members, Law Enforcement, DCS, and the District Attorney Generals office to ensure the quality of services provided and offered to victims of the 22nd Judicial District.


In the coming weeks (or March 1, 2018) we will hire a part-time administrative assistant to meet the need of our growing center and to expand community outreach. For fiscal year 2019, we will hire a second FTE Forensic Interviewer and update interviewing equipment in all locations to allow for quality of services and meet the needs in our growing communities. Also, for fiscal year 2019 Kid's Place will continue to utilize our Prevention Specialist educate and implement our prevention program in all public and private schools in the four counties of the 22nd Judicial District. This will serve to strengthen our community with education and it will increase our organizational capacity. 

A final goal is to bring more awareness and understanding to the communities we serve regarding severe child abuse, and gaining community partnerships who will help us accomplish our goals. 
  1. Community Partners donating unrestricted funds to support the growth of ongoing needs for services.
  2. Volunteers for fundraising tasks and event planning..
  3. In-kind Donations for the Center (individual snacks, snack drinks, art supplies, office supplies, hygiene items, and non-perishable food items).

Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer We accept online donations through a PayPal account. Please visit our website at and click on "donations". If you do not wish to donate online, a check or money order can be mailed to:

614 West Point Road

Lawrenceburg,TN 38464

We are also in need of in-kind donations such as:


Office Supplies

Cleaning Supplies 

Snacks for children

Art supplies

Hygiene Items 
Non-Perishable Food Items 

We have opportunities for volunteers to help with fundraising events, cleaning services, and administrative duties. Please be advised that all volunteers must have a criminal background check, child abuse registry check, and sex offender registry check conducted prior to providing volunteer services at Kid's Place.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Victims' Services
Secondary Organization Category Crime & Legal - Related / Child Abuse Prevention
Tertiary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Sexual Assault Services
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Giles
TN - Lawrence
TN - Maury
TN - Wayne
We serve the 22nd Judicial District of Tennessee, which is located in the rural portion of Southern Middle Tennessee. This includes the counties of Lawrence, Wayne, Maury and Giles.
Board Chair Statement

CEO Statement

It is an honor and a privilege to serve and support the mission of Kid's Place/A Child Advocacy Center. Over the eight years of being a part of this great agency I have watched over 2,500 families walk through the doors downtrodden, fearful, hopeless, and scared. I have watched our staff use their specialized skills to offer hope, education, and support. I have also seen families flourish and thrive in the aftermath.
I have often wondered where the countless children and families would be without the specialized services offered at Kid’s Place. Where would the child victims of sexual and/or severe physical abuse go to find answers and the help they need to be restored. Kid’s Place is a trauma treatment center for victims of sexual and/or physical abuse. Children who are victims of severe abuse receive specialized care that cannot found in rural communities. Services include; Forensic Interviews, Trauma Focused Therapy, Family Advocacy, Prevention Services, and Medical Exams. Recently we were able to expand our therapy program offering an additional evidence based treatment model, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and most recently DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy). Kid’s Place has great community support and recognizes that our long term partners make it possible to achieve our goals. Thankfully, children and their families of the 22nd Judicial District have a child advocacy center where they can receive specialized services that reduce the effects of trauma caused by severe child abuse at no charge to their families. Kid's Place staff is committed to stopping, treating, and preventing child abuse. I am grateful to be a part of such an amazing group of passionate, dedicated, and skilled professionals.

Brandi Burdette 


Our Forensic Interview Program is designed to provide legally sound investigative interviews in response to allegations of child sexual and/or physical abuse in our servicing counties. Our investigative interviews are developmentally appropriate and attend to the child's needs or disabilities, which may have an affect on the interview.

All forensic interviews are conducted at our child-centered facility and are video taped for the investigation. Additionally, we provide a private room (separate from the interview room) for members of law enforcement, Department of Child Services, Child Protective Services, and the District Attorney’s office to view a live feed of the interview. This process directly supports our mission and is a crucial component in reducing the trauma of child victims. 

Budget 52000
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), At-Risk Populations, Families
Long term Success Forensic Interviewing program offers an opportunity for a child to tell what has happened to them in a safe child focused environment. This program is a gateway to services offered by the child advocacy free of charge.
Program Success Monitored By Brandi Burdette, Executive Director and Peer Group
Description Our Counseling Program utilizes two evidence based therapy models; Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  TF-CBT and EMDR are evidenced to be effective in reducing the post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms commonly experienced in child victims of sexual and/or physical abuse.
Post disclosure, a child may begin treatment in our Counseling Program. The therapist will complete a clinical assessment of the child's functioning following the disclosure of abuse using the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NSLIJHS) Trauma History Checklist and Interview and will score it with the UCLA PTSD reaction Index. This will assess for any PTSD symptoms the child may be experiencing.
The therapist will then create a treatment plan conjointly with the non-offending caregiver and the child to meet the treatment needs. 
Upon completion of treatment, the therapist will conduct another assessment using the UCLA PTSD reaction Index to assess the change in PTSD symptoms.
Budget 79649
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Child Abuse Counseling
Population Served Victims, ,
Description Kid's Place provides on-site support and advocacy throughout the period of investigation, legal preceedings, and healing period. This service is provided through the Family Advocate program. The FA meets with the child victims non-offending care-giver to provide emotional and educational support.Working with the parents or non-offending caregivers is critical in the recovery of the child and family. The ultimate result is a caregiver who is stronger to help her child because her own needs for emotional support have been met. There is empirical support the effectiveness of non-offending caregivers groups. Stauffer and Deblinger (1996) showed significant improvements in both caregivers and child victims when the child received treatment and the caregiver participated in a support group. The Family Advocate strives to have two support groups per year. A satisfaction survey is given to the caregiver to measure the outcome of the Family Advcoate program.
Budget 30000
Population Served Adults, ,
Adults: Our primary curriculum for our Prevention Program is the Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children Prevention Program. Stewards of Children is a 2.5 hour training program that is derived from best practices and has been evidenced to increase participants knowledge of child sexual abuse, improve attitudes about child sexual abuse, increase awareness of potential signs of child sexual abuse, and increase protective behaviors. The curriculum’s focus is in line with our goal of primary prevention by teaching adults how to prevent child sexual abuse from occurring the first time.
Children and Youth: Our primary curriculum is "Yellow Dyno" offered through school based programs for Pre-K through 5th grades. This curriculum is a three day interactive curriculum teaching kids how to recognize "tricky people". Children take away tools to better keep themselves safe and identify safe people in their lives. For youth 6th grade through 12th grade receive and educational program about internet safety and the risks of human trafficking.
Budget 52000
Population Served Adults, K-12 (5-19 years), Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Short Term Success Our Prevention Specialist has maintained a good working relationship with local schools and community members building bridges to protect children.
Long term Success Since 2016, our Prevention Program has educated over 3000 children and youth regarding body safety and clear boundaries, and over 500 adults on how to detect, report, prevent child sexual abuse.
Program Success Monitored By Brandi Burdette, Executive Director
Examples of Program Success Approximately 3000 students educated, over 500 adults have a better understanding of how to detect, report, and prevent child sexual abuse. 
Description OUR KIDS Clinic, which is located in Nashville TN and specializes in forensic medical evaluations for children when there are concerns about sexual abuse, has a satelitte clinic in Lawrenceburg at Kid's Place.  OUR KIDS comes twice monthly to our center to provide these examinations free of charge to our clients.  Children may be referred to examination by the Department of Children's Services, law enforcement, doctors, hospitals, or other concerned adults.
Population Served , ,
CEO Comments

Through continued community support Kid's Place will succeed on our efforts to serve the most vulnerable population, abused children. Together we can do so much more! 

Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. David Morgan
Company Affiliation United Church
Term July 2016 to June 2019
Board Members
Mrs. Lisa Ambrose Lawrence County SchoolsVoting
Mr. Brent Cooper 22nd Judicial District Attorney GeneralVoting
Mrs. Cindy Edwards Edwards Oil CompanyVoting
Ms. Sissy Garner Martin Methodist CollegeVoting
Mrs. Sherry Hill District Attorney General's OfficeVoting
Mrs. Kim Magee DA's OfficeVoting
Dr. Robert Moore Liscenced PsychologistVoting
Mr. David Morgan PastorVoting
Mr. Don Shultz Voting
Mrs. Allison Spader Graphic Label SolutionsVoting
Mr. Jeremy Staggs Waynesboro Police DepartmentVoting
Mrs. Myra Staggs Plant & Harwell Law FirmVoting
Dr Keith Tolar Children's ClinicVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 7
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Raising
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Commercial General Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Commercial General Liability & D and O & Umbrella or Excess & Automobile & Professional
General Property Coverage & Professional Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
CEO Comments
   After evaluating our organizational needs we met our goal to have all of our standing committees chaired by board members and supported by non-voting members of our servicing counties. We have gained board members from all four of our servicing counties. We have gained much needed support and set forth awareness of the services we provide to the communities we serve.
Brandi Burdette, Executive Director 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mrs. Brandi Burdette
Term Start Apr 2014
Experience Brandi studied Psychology and Social Science at Columbia State Community College. Brandi's experience in the field with children span from working at the Lawrence County Board of Education 2005-2010 and  Kid's Place 2010 to present. While at Lawrence County Board of Education Brandi worked with children of all ages. In 2010 Brandi took on the role of the Family Advocate at Kid's Place. This role offered  support, education, and resources to families in crisis. Brandi became the Interim Executive Director May 2014 and became the official Executive Director August 2014.     
Former CEOs
Ms. Barbara Brewer Sept 1999 - Mar 2013
Ms. Nicole Meadows Mar 2013 - Apr 2014
Full Time Staff 6
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 18
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 1
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Aug 2017
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Yes
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
National Children's Alliance - Full Member2000
Tennessee Chapter of Children's Advocacy Centers2000
External Assessments and Accreditations
External Assessments and Accreditations
National Children's Alliance - Accreditation2013
National Children's Alliance - Accreditation2018
Senior Staff
Title Family Advocate
Title Forensic Interviewer
Title Therapist
Experience/Biography Jamie received a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration May 2006 from Middle Tennessee State University. Jamie graduated from Argosy University December 2014 with Masters of Arts Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Jamie began her clinical internship at Kid's Place September 2013. Jamie has worked for the state of Tennessee Probation and Parole as a unit supervisor since 2007 prior to becoming employed full time at Kid's Place January 1, 2015.   
Title Forensic Interviewer
Experience/Biography Kesli graduated from the University of North Alabama in May of 2015 with a bachelor of science degree. Kid's Place provided the field placement for Kelsi's internship from August 2014 through May 2015. Kelsi became a full-time staff member September 2015. 
Title Prevention Specialist/MDT Coordinator
Experience/Biography Alesha graduated from Martin Methodist College with a bachelors degree in Science with an emphasis in Forensic Psychology in 2014. She completed her masters program in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University in 2016. Alesha conducted her internship through Argosy at Kid's Place. Prior to becoming employed at Kid's Place, Alesha worked at Camelot Care Center where she provided direct social services to families. After the completion of her internship Kid's Place was pleased to offer Alesha a position on our staff May 2016.  
Title Therapist
Experience/Biography Jessica graduated from Argosy University December 2017 with her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. While studying at Argosy Jessica full-filled her internship obligations at Kid's Place. She became a member of our staff as a full-time therapist January 1, 2018.
CEO Comments
Kid's Place is privileged to work with the National Children's Alliance. This year we are excited to share that we are fully accredited with no recommendations for improvement. We hold this high honor with pride. The ten standards set forth by NCA helps those of us in the field of children's advocacy maintain integrity and high regard in the communities we serve.
Brandi Burdette, Executive Director 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2018
Fiscal Year End June 30 2019
Projected Revenue $571,350.00
Projected Expenses $571,350.00
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$224,498$152,658$126,660
Individual Contributions$64,465$72,331$88,400
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$28,091$19,295$9,066
Revenue In-Kind$43,200$43,200$43,200
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$382,955$310,507$260,970
Administration Expense$16,038$12,816$15,565
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.990.951.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%96%94%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$131,638$137,625$153,653
Current Assets$126,641$129,668$142,086
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$4,046$6,293$5,915
Total Net Assets$127,592$131,331$147,738
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities31.3020.6124.02
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201720162015
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants $224,498Government Grants $152,658Contributions, Gifts & Grants $88,400
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts, and Grants $64,465Contributions, Gifts and Grants $72,331Grants - State $74,378
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNoncash Contributions $43,200Noncash Contributions $43,200Grants - Federal $43,282
Audit Documents
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2018
Registration No
Organization Comments Due to the rural communities we serve funding is limited and local funds are competitive. It is imperative for our center to fundraise and build relationships with community partners in order to expand our mission and serve more children and families. As you can see in the 990 statements above in 2011 we lost a grant resulting in the loss of staff members, including our Prevention Specialist/Fundraising Coordinator and a Part-Time Therapist. Since then we have met our goal by gaining monetary support from the local businesses in the four counties we serve. With the commitment of our board and their hard work this goal has been achieved. Although, the loss of one significant grant can have a drastic impact on our center and the community. Untreated trauma related to child abuse is a national problem, affecting every aspect of society in a negative way.  Our administration has worked diligently to fundraise and gain community partners in order to regain sustainability over the recent years. We received an enhancement grant from the Office of Criminal Justice expanding our current programs. We have grown from three full-time staff in 2014 to 8.5 full-time staff in FY2019. We now have three full-time mental health Therapists, a Prevention Specialist, Family Advocate, Forensic Interviewer, adding a second Forensic Interviewer and part time Administrative Assistant in FY2019. It is our commitment to achieve our goals and continue to grow and expand our services with the help of the communities we serve. Financial Comments
Financial figures taken from 990.
990 was prepared by John R. Poole, CPA.
Comments provided by Nicole Rose 03/02/2018. NR. 
Nonprofit Kid's Place Child Advocacy Center
Address 614 West Point Road
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
Primary Phone (931) 766-2213
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Brandi Burdette
Board Chair Mr. David Morgan
Board Chair Company Affiliation United Church
Year of Incorporation 2000

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