The Rusk County Children's Advocacy Center mission is to reduce trauma, facilitate recovery, and present legally sound cases for prosecution when child abuse occurs in Rusk County.

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Pardon our progress...

We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation designed to combat child abuse. This is done through the coordinated efforts of agencies charged with the responsibility to investigate, treat, and prosecute child abuse cases. Our Board of Directors is made up
of representatives from:

·       Rusk County District Attorney’s Office
·       Rusk County Sheriff's Department
·       Henderson Police Department
·       Other Rusk County Police Departments
·       Child Protective Services
·       Henderson Memorial Hospital
·       Community

Who we Serve
Citizens of Rusk/Panola Counties who are:

Victims of child sexual abuse, serious physical abuse, or who witness violent crimes in Rusk County, and their non-offending family members.

Community professionals in related fields.

Community members needing information and referral.

Our Board of Directors

Debbie Middleton, President
Evelyn Craig, Vice-President
Mary Ann Ward, Past President
Donna Dean, Treasurer
Amy Dorman, Secretary
Ronnie Walker, HPD Chief
Danny Pirtle, Rusk County Sheriff
Mike Jimerson, Rusk County DA
Linda Cooper
Larry Fields
Danita Sampson
Sean Jackson
Nancy Strong
Rachelle Thrasher
Bobbie Forsythe


Executive Director
Kishla Salazar


Robyn Mehrens

Child & Family

Beverly Washburn



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