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December 2023 News & Updates

photo of a group of children

We had a great turnout for our annual child abuse conference that was held on Nov. 13, 2023. There were approximately 90 community members who attended that conference and were educated on a variety of topics related to child abuse awareness and prevention. 

A special thanks to our presenters:

  • Aleks Jagiella-Litts
  • Jennifer and Josh Hollifield
  • Naeshia McDowell
  • Renea Green
  • Holly Kittle
  • Clay Thompson
  • David Wolfe
We are looking forward to wrapping up a wonderful 2023 and are excited to see the good we can do in 2024. 
Child abuse is preventable, however there will always be victims. We are ready, willing, and able to assist these victims through their most difficult days. 

Staff Spotlight - Holly Kittle

Holly Kittle, Assistant Director/Sr. Forensic Interviewer

Holly has been with the CAC-lMJC since 2009 and has conducted more than 2,300 forensic interviews. She coordinates and facilitates the monthly MDT meetings as well as provides trainings for multiple community partners throughout the year.

In addition to her forensic interviewing, on Dec. 1, 2023, Holly was named the new Assistant Director of CAC-LMJC. Holly has a true passion for helping the most vulnerable children in our community. 


by the numbers

Activity at the CAC-LMJC during our fiscal year, 10/1/22 – 9/30/23   

cases of reported child abuse received
forensic interviews conducted
mental health sessions provided
direct services provided


Approximately 60% of all substantiated cases of child maltreatment in 2018 were victims of child neglect. 

Child neglect contributed to about 3/4 of child maltreatment fatalities in 2018.