The Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County, Inc. (CAC) is a community resource center created to minimize the trauma of child victims of abuse by responding to their immediate and long term needs in a child friendly, safe environment.
The CAC offers a facility based program where representatives from law enforcement, child protective services, prosecution, mental health, and the medical community collaborate to investigate, treat and prosecute child abuse cases. Using a multi-agency team approach, we work together to prevent further victimization of the child.

Meet the Staff

  • Susan Atwell, B.A., Executive Director
  • Jennifer Lockhart, B.A.,  Office Manager
  • Susan Bradshaw, LMFT, Child & Adolescent Therapist
  • Allison P. Owen, M.S., LMFT, Clinical Director
  • Teresa Wright, B.S., Director of Forensic Services
  • Ashley Culverhouse Lindsay, B.P.S., Forensic Interviewer
  • Alisha Delacruz, Community-Based Therapist

Board of Directors

  • K. Paige Dukes – Lowndes County Board of Commissioners, Chairperson
  • Allen Bice – Farmers & Merchants Bank
  • Joyce Evans – Lowndes County Commissioner
  • Gail Finley – Lowndes County DFCS
  • Det. Alicia Brantley – Lowndes County Sheriffs Office
  • Lacie Guy, DC – Valdosta Chiropractic & Rehab
  • Sarah Maxwell – Community Volunteer
  • Elaine Plummer – Valdosta Police Department
  • Denise Rackley, CPA – Valenti, Rackley & Associates, LLC
  • Sara Riley – Choices for Life of Georgia
  • Lindsey Scarpate – Choices for Life of Georgia
  • Anne Shenton – Nexxtep
  • Tonya Smith – Community Volunteer
  • Valerie Smith – Habitat for Humanity
  • Lee Tarpley – BB&T
  • Penny S. Turner – Lowndes County Schools
  • Richard Welch – First State Bank
  • Carla Williams – District Attorney’s Office
  • Lu Williams – Valdosta Lowndes County Industrial Authority

Advisory Board

  • Vernita Bender
  • Shirley Britt
  • Chief Brian Childress
  • Deanna Folsom
  • William Grow, M.D.
  • Ashleigh Kenny
  • Janice H. Loeffler, M.D.
  • David Miller, DA
  • Cheryl Powell
  • Sheriff Chris Prine
  • Marty Roesch
  • Courtney Sheeley
  • David Sofferin
  • Wes Taylor
  • Rhonda Wheeler
  • Sandra Wilcher, LCSW