Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina does not handle reports of child maltreatment. Learn how to report suspected child maltreatment. 

To reach a staff member by phone, please call our main office at 919-829-8009. For Media Inquiries dial, extension 619.

Sharon Hirsch

Sharon Hirsch

President & CEO

Ashley Alvord

Ashley Alvord

Capacity Building Director

Christy Bradsher

Christy Bradsher

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Eric Canino

Eric Canino

Prevention Programs Specialist

Melanie Christmas

Melanie Christmas

Human Resources Manager

Andrea Clark

Andrea Clark

Prevention Programs Specialist

Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham

Prevention Programs Specialist

Kris Demers

Kris Demers

Director of Communications & Marketing

Elizabeth Fowler

Elizabeth Fowler

Communications Associate

Monica Hicks

Monica Hicks

Prevention Programs Senior Specialist

Carma Hooper

Carma Hooper

Executive Assistant/HR Coordinator

Stacey Kaiser

Stacey Kaiser

Grants Coordinator

Crystal Kelly

Crystal Kelly

Vice President of Policy & Programs

Kelley Kilgore

Training & Events Planner

Taylor McDonald

Taylor McDonald

Partnership Engagement Manager

Felisha McElvine

Felisha McElvine

Partnership Engagement Manager

Erin Meehan

Erin Meehan

Evaluation Director

Melinda Neal, ext. 610

Melinda Neal, ext. 610

Financial Administrative Assistant

Natalie Pillay

Natalie Pillay

Senior Accountant

Melea Rose-Waters

Melea Rose-Waters

Policy Director

Theresa Ryan

Theresa Ryan

Donor Database Manager

Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith

Prevention Programs Senior Specialist

Nina Tracy

Nina Tracy

Policy Analyst

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina does not handle reports of child maltreatment

Learn how to report suspected child maltreatment and find more resources.

Step 1:

  • Please make your report of suspected child abuse or neglect to the county Department of Social Services (DSS) where the child lives; visit the Directory for all local county DSS contacts described below.
  • If you provide your contact information when making the report, you will receive a notification as to whether Child Protective Services (CPS) will or will not investigate the case. If the CPS worker assigned to the case determines there will not be an investigation, you may contact the CPS Supervisor.
  • If you are still not satisfied with the outcome after contacting the CPS Supervisor, you may contact the Director of the local DSS and state your concerns.

Step 2:

  • If you are not satisfied with the outcome at the local DSS level, call the Child Welfare Policy Consultation Team within the NC Division of Social Services at 919-527-6340, and Administrative Support Staff will direct your call to the next available consultant.

If you Suspect Child Maltreatment in a Child-Care Setting:

Step 1:

  • Reports of maltreatment at licensed OR unlicensed child care facilities may be made to the Regulatory Services Section Division of Child Development and Early Education by calling: 919-527-6640 / 800-859-0829 or (In-State only) / 919-527-6500 or (Fax) 919-715-1013.

Step 2:

  • To determine resolution: You may request a copy of the complaint visit summary four to six weeks after making a report by calling 1-800-859-0829 to speak with a file room clerk.

Before you go, please consider giving the gift of safe childhoods. 

 

 All children deserve to grow up in safe and nurturing environments.

 TOGETHER, we CAN Prevent Child Abuse, NC!