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The Children’s Advocacy Center of Sullivan County (CAC) provides help, hope, and healing to child victims of sexual and physical abuse.



by providing a warm, non-threatening place for children to tell their story to a specially trained Forensic Interviewer.


through intervention by a team of professionals trained to investigate and prosecute allegations of child sexual abuse.


through trauma-focused counseling that helps the child victim develop coping skills and improve his/her self-image.

Meet our staff🎉🎉

Judy Cole
Office Manager
With over 40 years of office administrative experience, including 30 years at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Judy brought her management expertise to the CAC in April of 2015. Starting out as our part time receptionist, Judy’s input became instrumental to the running and the core of the CAC, and she became our office manager in May of 2017. Judy and her husband Fred were/are longtime supporters of the CAC and it was only fitting that Judy join the CAC staff to make the center run more efficiently.

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Monday, April 26th at 12:00 PM, join the Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County and YW CARES to learn about dangers that are lurking online.

According to the Monique Burr Foundation, 9 out of 10 kids aged 8 to 16 have viewed pornography online, and most of the time, it happens when they are doing homework. In a survey, 13% of second graders admitted to talking to a stranger online. The internet is an important part of our lives, and it is time we learn the hard truths about it and how to stay safe while using it. Join us virtually on April 26th from 12-1:30PM to learn all about the dangers lurking on the web, apps, games, and more – and what you can do to protect your child.

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Meet our staff! 🎉🎉
Pamela Johnson, BS, CA
Victim Service Supervisor/Family Advocate
With a degree from ETSU in Political Science and Criminal Justice, Pamela puts her knowledge to work while assisting our victims and their families. She has multiple years experience in domestic/family violence and the criminal justice system and has been with the CAC for the past 19 years. She is extremely passionate about working with families experiencing the trauma of child abuse. According to Pamela, “It is a privilege and honor to provide services to families in need.”

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🎉Meet our staff!🎉
Polly Yarling, LCSW
Clinical Director/Therapist

Polly, also known as “Miss Polly,” joined the CAC staff in February of 2013. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Tennessee and was graduated from the University of Tennessee with her Master of Science in Social Work in 2003. Prior to her employment with the CAC, she worked as a psychotherapist in several community mental health agencies as well as enjoyed four years in private practice. Miss Polly finds true joy and purpose in helping children and adolescents to move through their traumas and considers it an honor to work at the CAC.

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150 Blountville Bypass
Blountville, TN 37617
Phone: 423.279.1222
Fax: 423.212.2260

©2010-2018 Children's Advocacy Center of Sullivan County. All Rights Reserved.Funding is provided through grants, local government, and generous donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. All services to child victims and their non-offending caregivers are provided at no cost. All donations to the Children's Advocacy Center are tax deductible due to our 501(c)(3) status.

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