The Children’s Advocacy Center of Lowndes County is the only agency of its kind in Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Lanier and Lowndes County, working in agreement with community partners to provide forensic interviews and healing services for child abuse cases in our area. We reduce the re-victimization of the child, help to remove barriers to investigation and treatment, and enhance criminal prosecution with our distinctive multidisciplinary and united approach to these complex and severe cases.

We take great pride in the Children’s Advocacy Center movement and are an integral part in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of child abuse cases; evidence-based clinical services and programs for victims and their non-offending family members; and our community and professional training programs.

Meet the Staff

  • Ashley Culverhouse Lindsay, B.A., Executive Director, Forensic Interviewer
  • Teresa Wright, B.S., Forensic Director
  • Joyce George Lindsey, B.S. Criminal Justice, Forensic Interviewer, Family Advocate
  • Cindy Odum, B.S. Psychology, Forensic Interviewer, Family Advocate
  • Allison P. Owen, M.S., LMFT, Clinical Director
  • Sheba Phillips, LMSW, Therapist
  • Takeita Lewis, MSW, Community-Based Therapist
  • Martha Giddings, Ph.D. LCSW, Caregiver Support
  • Darlene R. Bice, B.S., Office Manager

Board of Directors

Chair Lu Williams, Valdosta Lowndes Development Authority

Vice Chair Richard Welch, Synovus Bank

Eugene Bell, Retired Police Commander

Paige Dukes, Lowndes County Clerk

Joyce Evans, Lowndes County Commissioner

Gail Finley, Director for Lowndes County DFCS

Lacie Guy, Valdosta Chiropractic and Rehab

Susan Mullis, The Flower Gallery

Berinda Hollis-Nwakamma, Georgia Home Visiting Program

Jennifer Orr, Angie Crawford State Farm

Elaine Plummer, Valdosta Police Department

Suzan Prince, Community Volunteer

Sara Riley, Choices For Life of Georgia

Lindsey Scarpate, Valdosta Orthopedic Associates

Anne Shenton, Nexxtep Technologies

Nick Smith, Strategic Wealth Group

Sabrina Smith, Valdosta Police Department

Lee Tarpley, BB&T

Penny Turner, Lowndes County Schools

Tina Valenti, Valenti, Rackley and Associates

Keri Wilkin, Scintilla Charter Academy

Carla Williams, Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office



Advisory Board