Williamson County Child Advocacy Center
101 Forrest Crossing Boulevard
Suite 106
Franklin TN 37064
Mission Statement
Doing business as Davis House Child Advocacy Center, the mission of the organization is to combat child abuse by coordinating services to child abuse victims and their families in crisis and providing community education focused on prevention and early intervention.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Eric Stevens
Board Chair Company Affiliation Littler Mendelson, P.C.
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1999
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Expenses $472,381.00
Projected Annual Revenue $472,381.00 (2015)
Statements
Mission Doing business as Davis House Child Advocacy Center, the mission of the organization is to combat child abuse by coordinating services to child abuse victims and their families in crisis and providing community education focused on prevention and early intervention.
Background

  The Williamson County Child Advocacy Center Task Force was formed in March 1999 under the leadership of Ronald L. Davis, District Attorney General for the 21st Judicial District. The initial meeting was held on March 1, 1999. The Task Force consisted of caring, concerned professionals who saw a need to improve services offered to child abuse victims in our community.  After a year and a half of planning, the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center (WCCAC) opened its doors in September 2000. The WCCAC was developed according to National Children's Alliance guidelines, which are considered best practices for Child Advocacy Centers across the country. In October of 2010, the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center became a fully accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance. For the past 15 years, the WCCAC has been providing comprehensive services such as forensic interviews, case management, victim advocacy, counseling, support groups, court support and Kids Court Preparation Groups to child abuse victims and their Non-Offending family members. We also provide leadership, coordination, and staffing for the Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT), a multi-disciplinary team consisting individuals from local law enforcement, District Attorney’s office, Department of Children’s Services, WCCAC, and juvenile court officers. Additionally, the WCCAC provides education and training designed to train adults in our community how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.     

 The Williamson County Child Advocacy Center  is a warm, welcoming place where abused children and their families in crisis can receive all of the help, support and services that they need.  During our first year in existence, we saw 61 clients in Williamson County. We served over 1,000 clients in our first eight years of operation. Last year fiscal (2013-2014), we provided over 2,000 services to 746 clients in Williamson, Hickman, Lewis and Perry Counties. 

 In 2006 we opened a satellite office in Hohenwald in Lewis County so that clients in that area could more easily access the services of the Child Advocacy Center. We look forward to continuing to positively impact the lives of children and families in need of our services.  In 2012, the Board of Directors of the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center has approved a name change and has stated that it will conduct business activities in the future under the name “Davis House Child Advocacy Center”.
 

 

Impact
In fiscal year 2013-2014 the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center dba Davis House Child Advocacy Center 1) provided over 2,000 services to 385 new child clients and 361 non-offending parents or caregivers; 2) trained over 500 parents and adult caregivers in Stewards of Children, a program that has been shown to help prevent child sexual abuse; and provided additional training on Signs and Symptoms of Child Abuse to more than 400 additional persons; and 4)  provided 403 counseling sessions to abused children who exhibited signs of trauma.
Our goals for this year are to continue to grow our relationships with donors so that we can maintain all our programs and grow as needed to serve the children in our district. Additionally, we want to train more adults to better protect the children in their lives from  child sexual abuse.
 
We now have two staff people serving the Hohenwald Center location and have added a staff person in the Franklin Center location (Office Manager/Marketing Coordinator) to assist.  We are anticipating adding one more staff person in the Franklin Center location as a Director of Victim Services in the coming year. 
Needs     

The Child Advocacy Center provides three direct service programs: Forensic Interview Program; Child and Family Advocate Program; and Counseling Program; and two non-direct service programs:  Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) Program; and Prevention Program.  Serving four counties and increasing the awareness in each, the need for our services from children and families in the communities we serve continues to grow.  Our budget increased to $472,381, thus our primary need is for increased funding for our direct service programs.  Increased demand for our Prevention Program through which we train adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual and/or severe physical abuse necessitates increased funding for personnel costs in the form of a Prevention Specialist position ($20,000).  We need to expand our counseling schedule and serve more children throughout the 21st Judicial District ($30,000). We anticipate the need of a larger facility in Franklin in the future, and have a donor willing to give us a house for our facility if we can find/purchase land. Increasing our funding is our most critical need.  We also need funding to increase non-direct service personnel ($25,000) in the office to assist with administrative responsibilities that come with growing a donor base and increasing services.

Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

You may contribute to our organization by mailing a check to Davis House Child Advocacy Center at 101 Forrest Crossing Blvd., Suite 106, Franklin, TN 37064.  You may also contribute by making a contribution over the phone by credit/debit card by calling 615-790-5900 ext. 101.  In-kind donations are accepted in the form of office and/or general occupancy supplies for the Center as well as drink and snack supplies for the children we serve.  We also accept, with prior approval and consultation, office equipment and furniture.  Professional services are accepted as in-kind donations.  

Volunteer opportunities include service on various committees for events, office and clerical on-site and off-site support, event specific day of volunteer opportunities, and service on our board of directors and advisory board.  Event committees include Legacy Ball (event date in February/March); Rock The House Music Jam (event date in April/May); and our golf tournament (event date in September).

Board committees, made up of board and non-board members, where volunteers can serve include the following areas:  fundraising, communications/marketing, volunteer, and facilities/services.     
 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Human Services / Children's and Youth Services
Secondary Organization Category Mental Health & Crisis Intervention / Sexual Assault Services
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Hickman
TN - Lewis
TN - Perry
TN - Williamson
Williamson, Hickman, Lewis and Perry Counties.
CEO Statement The Davis House Child Advocacy Center is a warm, welcoming place where abused children and their families in crisis can receive all of the help, support and services that they need.  Statistics tell us that one in 10 children will be victims of sexual abuse by the age of eighteen. The children representing these numbers attend our county and private schools, spend time in local day care centers, and participate in various places of worship in our community. More often than you might think, these child victims live in our neighborhoods, maybe even on your street or next door; and far too often reside in our own homes. These numbers are staggering but, unfortunately, true. We provide a place of healing and hope, and we help these traumatized children smile again.  Our first year in existence we saw 61 clients in Williamson County. Last fiscal year (2013-2014), we provided over 2,000 services to 746 clients in Williamson, Hickman, Lewis and Perry Counties.  In the 15 years since the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center first opened its door, we have continually expanded our services and case management; forensic interviews, counseling, victim advocacy, non offending caregiver’s and children’s support groups, community education program, resource library, kids court orientation and support, and adopt-a-bear are just some of the services that we now provide. In 2006 we opened a satellite office in Hohenwald in Lewis County so that clients in that area could more easily access the services of the Child Advocacy Center. It is our goal to continue to expand services and to meet all of the needs of the children and their families in crisis. We also look to increasing our counseling schedule, improving the Center’s technology, and continuing to enhance the services that we provide. To better serve our mission of preventing child abuse, we have begun a coordinated prevention program in all of our service area. Through the expanded programs and increasing demand for our services in the community, we also anticipate the need for a larger facility in Williamson County in the next 5-8 years. We have an outstanding Board of Directors, dedicated staff, and enthusiastic volunteers all deeply committed to and passionate about our mission. We look forward to continuing to positively impact the lives of children and families in need of our services.
Programs
Description The primary service that the CAC offers every child referred for services is a Forensic Interview. Forensic Interviews (FI) are the most legally sound interview you can do with a child. Forensic Interviewers are trained to gather information from a child by asking open-end questions, non-leading questions. Forensic Interviewers focus the interview on the child’s needs by establishing rapport with a child and assessing a child’s developmental level. FIs are conducted at the Child Advocacy Center, a non-threatening and child-friendly environment, to reduce trauma to the child. FIs produce more accurate information than typical interviews which lead to better investigations and a higher prosecution and conviction rate of offenders. FIs also cut down on the number of interviews that a child has to go through due to the fact that FIs are observed by fellow investigators and recorded on DVD or video, which can be used as evidence in court.
Category Crime & Legal Legal Services
Population Served Crime/Abuse Victims, Adults, Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)
Description The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is a warm and welcoming place for both children and adults. In our Center, children and their families can meet with the professionals who work in the field of child abuse. It is our goal to assist child abuse victims and their families through the investigative process and help families through the difficult process of healing. The Child and Family Advocate works with families during the investigative process by providing support, information and referrals. This can come in many shapes and forms and is tailored to meet the specific needs of each family. It is our goal to help families feel less isolated and more informed during this traumatic time.
Category Crime & Legal Legal Services
Population Served Crime/Abuse Victims, Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.),
Description Counseling is available to support child abuse victims and their families in crisis through the healing process after the abuse. A licensed therapist on staff provides counseling to children victimized by abuse. Counseling is offered on a weekly basis. The CAC also offers a Non-Offending Caregiver Support Group to assist parents whose children have been victims of sexual abuse. The goal of the group is to help parents through the difficult process of healing. It takes the form of quarterly "survivor nights". A Children’s Support Group is offered in conjunction with the Caregiver Support Group and is for child abuse victims and their siblings. The Children’s Support Group features positive activities and projects that focus on topics such as self esteem and personal safety.
Category
Population Served , Adults,
Description The CAC provides community education focused on prevention and early intervention of child abuse. Programs include Stewards of Children and Signs and Symptoms of Child Sexual Abuse training, along with awareness programs such as Prevent Now and One With Courage. The key to addressing the issue of child abuse is to educate the community about abuse, services available to victims and the legal obligation of all members of the community to report suspected child abuse. Staff Members at the CAC are available for presentations to community organizations and groups to speak about child abuse prevention and there is no fee for this service. The CAC also maintains a library of books, videos and dvds relating to child abuse. They were purchased to help educate children, adults, and professionals working in the field of child abuse. Topics in our library include: child abuse, parenting after child abuse, and child abuse prevention. These resources are available on loan to community members.
Category
Population Served , ,
Description

CPIT is a state mandated multi-disciplinary team comprised of Child Advocacy Center staff, law enforcement, District Attorney’s office, Department of Children’s Services (DCS), medical professionals, and Juvenile Court officers. The charge of CPIT is to determine the disposition of each case through meetings conducted at the Davis House Child Advocacy Center (DHCAC). These meetings occur monthly in each county we serve. In these meetings, each discipline brings their respective expertise and investigative information pertaining to the child victim in an effort to provide appropriate protective, counseling, or other services that the child needs. Legal proceedings and referrals for prosecution of an alleged perpetrator arise from CPIT meetings. In short, services for the welfare of the child and services that seek justice for the child victims originate from these meetings and the CPIT Program.

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Population Served , ,
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Eric Stevens
Company Affiliation Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Term July 2013 to June 2016
Email estevens@littler.com
Board Members
NameAffiliationStatus
Matt Abrams Cumberland Consulting Group, LLCVoting
Parkes Brandon The Crichton Group
Sarah Brown Belmont UniversityVoting
Natasha Corrieri ServisFirst BankVoting
Brenda Davis Retired-Former Executive Director - WCCACVoting
Jason Fisher Bridgestone Americas, Inc.Voting
Ashley Fitz SCH Services, LLCVoting
Charles Hart retiredVoting
Trent Marek KPMGVoting
Lee Thomas Miller Warner Chappell MusicVoting
Brandon Oliver HealthwaysVoting
Dawn Riddle Vanderbilt University
Matt Robins Ameriprise Financial ServicesVoting
Joe Roddy Parallon Business SolutionsVoting
Brian Shelton Bradley Arant Boult CummingsVoting
Marcus Stamps Williamson County Child Advocacy CenterExofficio
Eric Stevens Littler MendelsonVoting
Dan Vild Advanced Safety & Industrial SupplyVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 19
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 14
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 85%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? No
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of Board Members making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Does the Board include Client Representation? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Volunteer
Finance
Human Resources / Personnel
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Executive
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Risk Management Provisions
Accident & Injury Coverage
Automobile Insurance
Commercial General Liability
Computer Equipment & Software
Directors & Officers Policy
General Property Coverage
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Inland Marine & Mobile Equipment
Medical Health Insurance
Professional Liability
Additional Board Members
NameAffiliation
Alderman Beverly Burger
Senator Jack Johnson
Mr. Rhori Johnston
Mrs. Marti Ligon
Ms. Ashley Perkins Williamson Medical Center
CEO Comments Davis House Child Advocacy Center is a warm, welcoming place where abused children and their families in crisis can receive all of the help, support and services that they need to begin the healing process. We also provide many types of community education from brochures to presentations for any groups requesting such information, so that we may combat child abuse through prevention and early intervention. In the 14 years since the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center first opened, we have continually expanded our services and our service area. Our first year in existence we saw 61 clients in Williamson County. Last year, we provided over 2,000 services to 746 clients. In addition to serving the needs of Williamson County, we are also providing services for the entire 21st Judicial District - Hickman, Lewis and Perry Counties. Case management, forensic interviews, counseling, victim advocacy, non offending caregiver’s and children’s support groups, community education programs, resource library, kids court group, and adopt-a-bear are just some of the services that we now provide. It is our goal to continue to expand services and to meet all of the needs of the children and their families in crisis. We have increased our counseling schedule and are adding dates in Hohenwald for sessions . Through the expanded programs and increasing demand for our services in the community, we also anticipate the need for a larger facility in Williamson County in the next 3-5 years. We have an outstanding Board of Directors, dedicated staff, and enthusiastic volunteers all deeply committed to and passionate about our mission. We look forward to continuing to positively impact the lives of children and families in need of our services.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Marcus Stamps
Term Start Apr 2011
Email marcus@davishousecac.org
Experience As Executive Director, Marcus Stamps brings years of fundraising and business management to the role of Executive Director.  In addition to these attributes, Mr. Stamps has played a significant role in the public education portion of our mission, delivering our Prevention and Awareness Program training to schools, churches, civic organizations, daycares, and businesses.    
Staff
Full Time Staff 6
Part Time Staff 1
Volunteers 100
Contractors 1
Retention Rate 40%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Yes
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers 3
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Nov 2012
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? No
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network2000
National Children's Alliance - Associate Member2002
Williamson County Chamber of Commerce2005
Tennessee Chapter of Children's Advocacy Centers1999
National Children's Alliance - Full Member2010
 
 
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2014
Fiscal Year End June 30 2015
Projected Revenue $472,381.00
Projected Expenses $472,381.00
Endowment Spending Percentage (if selected) 0%
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 Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$0$0$0
Government Contributions$133,925$133,846$147,277
Federal$0$0$0
State$0$0$0
Local$0$0$0
Unspecified$133,925$133,846$147,277
Individual Contributions$199,536$198,131$82,991
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses$0$0$1
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$53,970$41,937$43,351
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$311,518$302,317$252,179
Administration Expense$37,737$74,912$87,966
Fundraising Expense$0$1,218$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.110.990.80
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%80%74%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$95,857$65,249$59,198
Current Assets$64,130$54,914$42,775
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$22,376$29,944$19,360
Total Net Assets$73,481$35,305$39,838
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.871.832.21
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201320122011
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $199,536Contributions, Gifts, and Grants $198,131Government Grants $147,277
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants $133,925Government Grants $133,846Individual Contributions $82,991
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $53,970Fundraising Events $41,937Special Events/Fundraising $43,351
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? No
Capital Campaign Goal $0.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires Dec 2014
Organization Comments
We continue to increase fundraising and have increased our budget in FY 2015 to $472,381.  Our expenditures were down in this fiscal year as we come to a close due to the delay in hiring one position and spending less in personnel costs.    
GivingMatters.com Financial Comments
Financial figures are taken from the 990 and audit.
Financial documents prepared by Thomason Financial Resources, Inc.
Comment provided by Laurel Fisher 6/27/14.
Nonprofit Williamson County Child Advocacy Center
Address 101 Forrest Crossing Boulevard
Suite 106
Franklin, TN 37064
Primary Phone (615) 790-5900 101
Contact Email marcus@davishousecac.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Marcus Stamps
Board Chair Mr. Eric Stevens
Board Chair Company Affiliation Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Year of Incorporation 1999

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