The Core Agencies for The Child Advocacy Center have legal mandates for action in child abuse cases.

Alachua Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Sadie Darnell

Child Protection Team
Medical Director Dr. Randy Alexander

Dept. of Children and Families
District Administrator Ester Tibbs

Guardian Ad Litem
Executive Director Pam Pearce

Gainesville Police Department
Chief Norman Botsford

Meridian Behavioral Healthcare
CEO, Dr. Margarita Labarta

Partnership for Strong Families
CEO, Shawn Salamida

State Attorney's Office
State Attorney, 8th Judicial Circ .The Honorable Bill Cervone

The Child Advocacy Center Partners

  • Shands/UF/Social Work
  • Alachua County Health Unit
  • Alachua County Schools
  • Alachua County Victim Services
  • Alachua Police Department
  • Children's Home Society
  • Corner Drug Store
  • Department of Juvenile Justice
  • High Springs Police Department
  • Office of Attorney General
  • Peaceful Paths
  • Shands/AGH - SANE Team
  • UF Police Department
  • Waldo Police Department

The Child Advocacy Center is based on a national model and is an accredited member of the National Children's Alliance, a network of more than 600 Child Advocacy Centers across the country.


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