History of MCCAC

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) model was developed in the mid-1980s in Huntsville, Alabama.  Since that time, the model has spread throughout the nation and there are now over 1,000 CAC’s operating in the United States and 27 other countries.  The Morgan County Child Advocacy Center embraces the model of a child-focused agency working with community partners from many disciplines.  These disciplines include law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, and specialized medical personnel working together to ensure excellence in the investigation, treatment, and prosecution of child abuse cases.  The CAC opened its doors to children in August 2006 and the first forensic interview was conducted that year.  The CAC’s services have expanded since that time and we are providing much-needed services to more children and families every year.  The CAC provides Forensic Interviews, Victim Advocacy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and monthly Case Review with our agency partners (referred to as the Multidisciplinary Team or MDT).

Staff & Board of Directors


Susan Goggins, MSW, LICSW-PIP, Executive Director

Misty Cowger, B.A., Lead Victim Advocate/Forensic Interviewer

Whitney Gower, B.S., Victim Advocate/Forensic Interviewer

Stephanie Losey-Naumann, MSW, LMSW, Clinical Coordinator

Stephanie McGrew, MSW, Lead Forensic Interviewer/Therapist

Carrie Allen, MS, ALC, NCC, Therapist

Board of Directors

Scott Anderson, Chair, Morgan County District Attorney

Lainie Alexander, Vice Chair

Willa Dockery, Secretary

Meredith Matthews, Treasurer

Kelly Gates 

Chris Priest

Faye Tallent

This project was supported by Subgrant #18-VA-VS-029 awarded by the Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Division of ADECA and the U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice or grant-making component.

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