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Positive Childhood Alliance North Carolina does not handle reports of child maltreatment. Learn how to report suspected child maltreatment. 

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Johanna Agathon

Johanna Agathon

Capacity Building Associate

Rafi Ahmadi

Rafi Ahmadi

Finance Manager

Ashley Alvord

Ashley Alvord

Capacity Building Director

Kelly Baxter

Kelly Baxter

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Manager

Christy Bradsher

Christy Bradsher

Vice President of Finance & Administration

Melanie Christmas

Melanie Christmas

Human Resources Manager

Andrea Clark

Andrea Clark

Prevention Networks Manager

Melissa Clepper-Faith

Melissa Clepper-Faith

Policy Director

Ashley Cooper

Ashley Cooper

Communications & Marketing Associate

Stacey Cunningham

Stacey Cunningham

Capacity Building Specialist

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

Evaluation Associate

Kris Demers-O'Brien

Kris Demers-O'Brien

Communications & Marketing Director

Elizabeth Fowler

Elizabeth Fowler

Communications & Marketing Associate

Shantel Haskins

Shantel Haskins

Executive Assistant

Monica Hicks

Monica Hicks

Capacity Building Team Lead

Sharon Hirsch

Sharon Hirsch

President & CEO

Carma Hooper

Carma Hooper

Human Resources Specialist

Stacey Kaiser

Stacey Kaiser

Grants Coordinator

Crystal Kelly

Crystal Kelly

Vice President of Programs & Policy

Kelley Kilgore

Kelley Kilgore

Policy Associate

Taylor McDonald

Taylor McDonald

Senior Partnership Engagement Manager

Felisha McElvine

Felisha McElvine

Capacity Building Associate

Erin Meehan

Erin Meehan

Evaluation Director

Courtney Merritt

Courtney Merritt

Membership & Training Coordinator

Sara Moreno

Sara Moreno

Evaluation Associate

Beth Moore

Beth Moore

Learning & Development Manager

Melinda Neal

Melinda Neal

Staff Accountant

Natalie Pillay

Natalie Pillay

Senior Staff Accountant

Zoë Playe

Zoë Playe

Development Director

Theresa Ryan

Theresa Ryan

Donor Database Manager

Kathy Smith

Kathy Smith

Capacity Building Team Lead

LouMecia Staton

LouMecia Staton

Community Relations Manager

Positive Childhood Allliance North Carolina does not handle reports of child maltreatment

Learn how to report suspected child maltreatment and find more resources.

Step 1:

  • Please make your report of suspected child abuse or neglect to the county Department of Social Services (DSS) where the child lives; visit the Directory for all local county DSS contacts described below.
  • If you provide your contact information when making the report, you will receive a notification as to whether Child Protective Services (CPS) will or will not investigate the case. If the CPS worker assigned to the case determines there will not be an investigation, you may contact the CPS Supervisor.
  • If you are still not satisfied with the outcome after contacting the CPS Supervisor, you may contact the Director of the local DSS and state your concerns.

Step 2:

  • If you are not satisfied with the outcome at the local DSS level, call the Child Welfare Policy Consultation Team within the NC Division of Social Services at 919-527-6340, and Administrative Support Staff will direct your call to the next available consultant.

If you Suspect Child Maltreatment in a Child-Care Setting:

Step 1:

  • Reports of maltreatment at licensed OR unlicensed childcare facilities may be made to the Regulatory Services Section Division of Child Development and Early Education by calling: 919-527-6640 / 800-859-0829 or (In-State only) / 919-527-6500 or (Fax) 919-715-1013.

Step 2:

  • To determine resolution: You may request a copy of the complaint visit summary four to six weeks after making a report by calling 1-800-859-0829 to speak with a file room clerk.