Ashley's Place is named for an actual victim of child sexual abuse in Sumner County. Ashley's Place is dedicated to Ashley and all the victims of abuse throughout Sumner County who deserve a child friendly place to be interviewed and receive the therapy they so desperately need. Established in 2000 and guided by a Board of Directors, the Advocacy Center is committed to strengthening efforts across Sumner County by building on existing resources and providing services tailored to the individual needs of the community.
Ashley’s Place is a non-profit organization providing services to children and families when there are allegations of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and/or witness to violence. The Center has a unique partnership with the District Attorney’s Office, The Department of Children’s Services, Sumner County Law Enforcement jurisdictions and Juvenile Court. This Multidisciplinary team works together for the detection, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.
We believe all victims need & deserve a voice.
The mission of the Sumner Child Advocacy Center is to ensure that a cooperative, multi-disciplinary team delivers comprehensive services to child physical and sexual victims and their families in a child-focused, neutral-based facility. By providing coordinated services through cooperation among the various disciplines, the Center will ensure that each child will be protected from further victimization.
The Child Advocacy Center will ensure the development and implementation of child physical and sexual abuse prevention and provide community education.
The Sumner County Child Protective Investigative Team (CPIT) is coordinated through Ashley’s Place and helps facilitate the multi-disciplinary approach to intervention, investigation, prosecution, treatment and prevention of abuse. Child abuse is a community problem and no single agency has the necessary skills, knowledge and resources to provide the assistance needed by abused children and their families.
The mission of CPIT is to work together through a collaborative, inter-agency approach to ensure the best possible outcomes for child victims.