Karen Harper- Outstanding Advocate of the Year

Congratulations to our Director, Karen Harper, who received an award for the Outstanding Advocate of the year. In a ceremony on Tuesday, April 8, the Pima County Attorney's Office- Victim Services Division, announced Karen as the recipient of this prestigious award. This is awarded to someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to fight for victim's rights. As Director, Karen has worked many nights and weekends to ensure that child abuse victims and their families are protected and supported through the difficult process.

Safety Tips from Russell

Hi Kids, Since it is warmer now and we are all playing outside more often Russell wants you to think about staying in the SAFETY ZONE.......

These are the best times to be outside with your friends and families. The indoor games and videos are for when it's too cold to go out - Right ?

When playing in the yard, or in the park don't forget to look out for cars and bikes. Look both ways and don't run in the street for a ball or toy. I had to learn this too !! Woof !!

Upcoming Events!

YOU can help Southern Arizona's kids!

How? By participating in one of Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center's upcoming events!

Bags and Bellinis, May 4, 2-4 p.m., La Encantada — The Tucson Ladies Council is hosting this first-ever event! There will be a silent auction of designer, vintage and gently used bags. Proceeds will benefit the SoAz Children's Advocacy Center! Tickets are $50 and include appetizer, bellini and a raffle ticket. Click here to purchase.

2014 SoAz Children's Advocacy Center Golf Tournament, September 14, 2014 at The Gallery — Details coming soon!

Teenage Angel

Emme is a hard working, generous, and imaginative teenage. For a school project she turned ordinary pencils into ice creme cones and sold them at school. With the $109 proceeds, she bought snacks, drinks, socks and underwear for the children who come to the Center in times of crisis. She is an Angel in the making. Thanks from all the kids who will benefit from your good works.

Tucson Racquet Club Scores High with local Children

Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center would like to offer much thanks to Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club for partnering with us to raise funds through our donation playhouse program. The Tucson community can visit the donation playhouse nearest them (found on this website) and donate clothing, shoes, toys, etc. for us to recycle and sell. These donations greatly contribute to our ability to stop child abuse and increase apprehension of offenders. Please stop by the Tucson Racquet and Fitness Club at 4001 N.

Safety tips from our 4 legged Superhero, Russell

Woof, Woof. Hi, my name is Russell and I work for the Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center. This is my special page which I help keep kids safe. This month I wanted to talk to you about Fingerprint cards for Kids ! The New Year is a great time for parents to take advantage of a service that fingerprints children. When your kids are fingerprinted the records can be kept at home and also in the law enforcement system. This makes is easier to identify a child in any case that comes up.

Spring and Summer Clothing needed in 2014

It's time to spring clean and get rid of your unused clothing and household items for a good cause. All donations benefit The Children’s Advocacy Center and other non-profit agencies in Tucson. Savers Stores especially needs Clothing for the Family: Shorts, capris and jeans, short sleeve tops, tanks and T shirts, sun dresses, and swimwear and active sportswear. Also Jewelry & Accessories, Shoes & Sandals for the Family, Bed and Bath Linens, Home Décor, Housewares and Small Electronics are needed.

Russell and Blake Make News!

"One year after initiating its Courthouse Dogs program, children advocates in Tucson, Ariz., say these specially trained dogs have already benefited young victims of violent crimes." Read more about our Courthouse Dogs in the News below!

Arizona county sees benefit of courthouse dog program for young victims

Wish List for 2013 Please help if you can!!

  1. Microwave- for heating up food for children who must stay with us for hours or who are not fed regularly.
  2. Mac computer with OS X v 10.6.8 or later- so we can produce our own videos for education, training, and community outreach.
  3. Final Cut Pro X editing software to enable us to edit our videos.

2014 New Year’s Resolutions for Southern Arizona

  1. Immediately report suspected child abuse. We cared for too many children last year with obvious bruises, signs of neglect, and that had disclosed sex abuse to adults who did nothing to help. Children depend on the adults in their lives to keep them safe.
  2. Talk to your children about the consequences of sexting and meeting people in person that he/she has met on line. We do not want any more sexual assault kits on teenagers that thought he/she was meeting a new friend that could be trusted.

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We have many amazing donors that allow us to achieve our mission.
Special thanks to:

Tohono O'odham - $15,000
Tucson Electric Power Company - $6,500
In n Out Burger - $10,000
Jewish Community Foundation - $5,000
Cox Cable - $6,000
Enterprise Holdings - $1,500
PICOR - $1,000