Who we are: The Children’s Protection Center (CPC) is a non-profit, child advocacy and safety center that works with members of the Pulaski County Multidisciplinary Child Abuse Team (“MDT” for short) which includes child protection personnel (DCFS), law enforcement professionals, child forensic interviewers, medical and mental health professionals, social workers, and victim assistance professionals. The CPC is an associate member of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA). For more information on child advocacy centers, visit: www.nca-online.org.

What we do: Our vision includes compassionate care, competent advocacy, and referrals to the most appropriate services for children and families. Team members that serve children maintain open communication with one another and coordinate their work, sharing their professional skills, training, and expertise to ensure the very best care.

We are committed to coordinating and tracking investigative, prosecutorial, child protection, advocacy, and treatment efforts so that a child’s case does not “fall through the cracks”. We are dedicated to preventing child abuse through comprehensive primary prevention approaches that reduce vulnerability to victimization, reduce offending behaviors, increase the positive influence of bystanders, and address conditions in society that perpetuate violence and abuse.

CPC Speakers Bureau

Speakers are available to provide information to interested groups, community organizations, educational institutions, churches, community leaders, and others at no charge. Please contact Jennifer Long, Executive Director, for details at (501) 324-2572 or via email at jlong@childrensprotectioncenter.org

Organizational Information

CPC is incorporated in the State of Arkansas as a nonprofit organization, with 501(c)3 status. The CPC is managed by a Board of Directors, and is funded by grants and public contributions from individuals, corporations, and organizations.

Please join us in fulfilling our mission and vision for the children of Pulaski County through your volunteer service in the following areas:

  • Child and family advocacy
  • Committee work
  • Hosting fund-raising events
  • Public awareness activities
  • Support group facilitators
  • Administrative/clerical assistance
  • Leading violence prevention
  • Education groups