What is a Children’s Advocacy Center?

Our Team

A Children’s Advocacy Center is a child focused, facility based program in which representatives from many different disciplines- Law enforcement, child protection, prosecution, mental health, medical and victim’s advocacy- work together, conducting joint forensic interviews and making team decisions about the investigation, treatment, management, and prosecution of child abuse cases.

Why is a Children's Advocacy Center needed in Lonoke & Southern Prairie Counties?

Many people do not believe that child abuse exists in these counties. However, that is not the case. It does exist. Since the opening of the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center in 2005, there have been well over 1300 reported allegations of child abuse. This includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. This number only represents those cases that were reported and interviewed at the Center. Sadly, many cases of child abuse are never reported. Read More Information and Learn About Us.


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Wade Knox CAC (501) 676-2552

Arkansas Child Abuse Hotline (800) 482-5964

Lonoke County Sheriff (501) 676-6494


Below are a few of our recent supporters and friends. Thank you to all from WAC for your support.

Lana's Dance Studio - April benefit raised $5,475.00 for our Building Fund for the expansion of the Center,

Ken Sumner presents Karen proceeds from the Lonoke Chapter of AWA February Benefit.  Also pictured is Matthew Sumner,10.

Emily Overturf and Doug Cheek present to Karen proceeds from a fundraiser which was recently held by Camping World of North Little Rock

Thank you Rita & Scott Mitchell for nominating the Wade Knox CAC to receive the American Farmers Grow Communities Monsanto Fund award. Our child-victims thank you too!

The Lonoke Chapter or the Arkansas Waterfowl Association, presented by Ken Sumner. A WA Member. Each year the Association holds their annual AWA Banquet.

Lonoke County Civic Club

Lonoke County Exceptional School
Walk-A-Thon 04-2012

CAC Board Member Trace Blake making a donation from the Arkansas Wildlife Officers Association.

Elise Haliburton, Lions Club presenting a donation from the Lonoke Lions Club Annual Car Show Benefit.


Email: wadecac@sbcglobal.net

The Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center
1835 SW Front Street
Lonoke , AR  72086

Telephone: (501) 676-2552

Fax : (501) 676-7839


1 in 4 girls are sexually abused before age 18

1 in 6 boys are sexually abused before age 18

95% of all victims know their perpetrator

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