Our Mission

All Professionals. Working Together. Under One Roof.

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A look back on 2023

Children who Received Services
Forensic Medical Exams Provided
Forensic Interviews
Trauma Therapy Sessions
Individuals Educated on Child Abuse

All of these Services are provided Free of Charge to our families

Special Attention For Every Child

The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that serves child victims of abuse and their families by providing a haven for interviewing and examining the child. NEACAC is a safe place for kids who may have been physically, emotionally, or sexually abused to tell their story. By bringing together all the professionals, under one roof, we avoid re-traumatizing children who are already suffering from pain, fear, or confusion.

What We Do

The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization that services children with allegations of abuse and neglect by providing a safe place for Forensic Interviews, Medical exams, and follow up services and referrals for the family.

How we are funded

Grants procured from federal funding, as well as, through our local community and the State of Arkansas allow us to serve those who are victims of sexual assault and physical abuse. We participate in annual fundraising events and accept donations from organizations and individuals in our community to ensure each child receives the help they need, free of charge.

Accessing Services

If you suspect that a child has been abused, contact the Child Abuse Hotline at (800) 482-5964. Once the report has been made, the child will be referred to our center. Here, we will be able to provide our services for the child victim and their family.

Become the Solution for our Children

If you have suspected that a child has or is currently being abused, please call 844-SAVE-A-CHILD or (800) 482-5964. With your help, you can be the voice for a child that is too frightened to speak up. Join us in the movement to create a better tomorrow for children today. To learn more about signs of abuse and how you can help.

Our Staff

Shawnie Wilson

Executive Director

Ken Beaver, LPC

Contract Therapist

Jacque Shannon, RN, BSN SANE-P

Contract Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Mandy Koekemoer, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Contract Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner

Brooke O'Neill

Advocacy Program Director

Stephanie Cook, LCSW

Contract Therapist

Victoria Tyner

Lead Forensic Interviewer

Lauren Brown

Community Education Specialist - Forensic Interviewer

Emily Popp, LMSW


Abby Sims


Neely Boyd



We serve all of Northeast Arkansas, free of charge, providing help for children in seven counties: Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Randolph.