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

Christy Bradsher

Christy Bradsher

Finance & Administration Director

Eric Canino

Eric Canino

Prevention Programs Specialist

Melanie Christmas

Melanie Christmas

Human Resources Specialist

Andrea Clark

Andrea Clark

Prevention Programs Specialist

Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham

Prevention Programs Specialist

Abel De Luna

Abel De Luna

Prevention Programs Specialist

Kristie Demers

Kristie Demers

Communications Manager

Lauren Frey

Lauren Frey

Evaluation Associate

Elizabeth Fowler

Elizabeth Fowler

Communications Associate

Monica Hicks

Monica Hicks

Prevention Programs Senior Specialist

Anne Korfas

Anne Korfas

Annual Giving Manager

Virginia Liverance

Virginia Liverance

Administrative Assistant

Taylor McDonald

Taylor McDonald

Partnership Engagement Manager

Felisha McElvine

Felisha McElvine

Partnership Engagement Manager

Erin Meehan

Erin Meehan

Evaluation Associate

Suzanne Metcalf

Partnership Engagement and Communications Director

Melinda Neal, ext. 610

Melinda Neal, ext. 610

Bookkeeper

Tracey O'Neal

Tracey O'Neal

Partnership Engagement Manager

Natalie Pillay

Natalie Pillay

Staff 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 Associate

Claire Veazey

Claire Veazey

Development Director

Carlye Wittek

Carlye Wittek

Policy Associate

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.