Agencies Work Together to Protect Children and Arrest Child Abusers

Nov 19, 2021 at 04:16 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro — “The agencies in Rutherford County have a rich history of working together to protect children in our community,” said Child Advocacy Center Director Sharon De Boer.   

Friday, November 19th concluded the 19 Days of Activism for the Prevention of Violence Against Children and Youth.  Members of the Child Protective Investigative Team came together for a virtual flag raising to celebrate the end of the 19 Days of Activism.   

Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold stated...

Christiana Moody with the Department of Children Services said...

Captain Britt Reed of the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office commented...

Rutherford County District Attorney Jennings Jones stated...

Each of the Child Protective Investigative Team members shared in the video how their agencies work with the multidisciplinary team to respond to child abuse cases, protect children, investigate the crime, prosecute offenders, help children heal from the trauma, and help families rebuild their shattered lives. 

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From November 1-19, 2021, the Child Advocacy Center partnered with local agencies to increase awareness about child abuse.  This year’s campaign utilized social media to bring awareness to topics pertaining to violence against children and youth.  

View posts from local agencies that participated in the campaign:  

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center:

Kymari House:  

Murfreesboro City Schools:  

Our Kids Center:  

Prevention Coalition for Success: 

RC ATLAS via Rutherford County Schools:   

Smyrna Police Department:  

Child Advocacy Center: and    

“We each hold a piece of the puzzle when it comes to protecting children and helping them to heal from child abuse,” said Child Advocacy Center Community Education Coordinator Carrie Norvell, “By working together we can make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community.”  

For information on how you can protect children from abuse, contact Carrie Norvell at the Child Advocacy Center at (615) 867-9000. 



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