All for Kids

Children’s Trust Roanoke Valley was formed as the result of a joint commitment from the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to better serve children and families in the Roanoke Valley.

Children’s Trust combines needed public education outreach, effective advocacy, and a strong network of support for Roanoke children and families and is dedicated to coordinating services that will improve the community by promoting awareness about child abuse, providing family support through education, providing a child-friendly environment for the investigation of abuse, and advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children.

Over the years, CAC and CASA have dedicated years of service to preventing abuse against Roanoke’s children and advocating on the behalf of those who have been mistreated.

To learn more about career opportunities with our agency visit our Career Opportunities page.

A look at the child abuse prevention, intervention, and advocacy we accomplished in 2014-2015:

  • 3,548 children learned how to protect their bodies from child abuse;
  • 113 abused children found safe, permanent homes with help from CASA;
  • 341 children were able to tell their stories of abuse in a safe, child-friendly environment, with a protection system that works together, with the child’s best interest in mind;
  • 229 parents and children received support and guidance throughout child abuse investigations;
  • 90 people learned how to protect children from sexual abuse.

Service Area

Children’s Trust services are offered to all citizens residing in the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke.

Administrative Office
541 Luck Ave., Suite 308
Roanoke, VA 24016


Executive Director
Janice Dinkins Davidson
Phone: 540-344-3579 ext. 19

Operations Coordinator
Nancy Fralin
Phone: 540-344-3579 ext. 17

Education Coordinator
Donna Britt
Phone: 540-344-3579 ext. 13

Children’s Advocacy Center Director/Forensic Interviewer
Christina Rouse, MSW
Phone: 540-344-3579 ext. 10

Forensic Interviewer
Shawna Franklin
Phone: 344-3579 ext. 23

Family Advocate
Beth Eisenzimmer
Phone: 540-344-3579 ext. 18

Family Advocate
Maria Huffman
Phone 540-344-3579 ext. 23

CASA Program Director
Judi Jacobsen
Phone 540-344-3579 ext. 11

CASA Program Supervisor
Holly Peters
Phone: 540-344-3579 ext.22

CASA Outreach Coordinator
Kristin Tadlock-Bell
Phone: 540-344-3579 ext.14

Conflict Resolution Center Coordinator
Chrys Bason
Phone: 540-342-2063 ext.24

Kid’s Sake Coordinator
Rachel Hensley
Phone: 540-342-2063 ext.25

Fund-Raising Coordinator
Teresa Carpentieri
Phone: 540-344-3579, ext. 12



Linda Johnson—Chair
Freedom First Credit Union

Matt Wade—Vice Chair
National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Dan Callaghan—Treasurer
City of Roanoke

Christen Church—Secretary
Gentry Locke

Melissa Almond
City of Radford

Donna Batzel
Community Volunteer

Margaret Beazley
Conflict Resolution Center

Rita Bishop
Roanoke City Schools

Randy Bonds
Christiansburg Police Department

Shannon Brabham
Roanoke County Department of Social Services

Tonya Calfee
81 South Inc.

Warren Clark
Community Volunteer

Janet Crawford
Extra Ordinary Living

Ruth Terry Dickerson
Cole & Associates

Amanda Ellinger
Jefferson College of Health Sciences

Julie Holt
Century Title Services, Inc.

Kristen Johnstone
Osterhoudt, Prillaman, Natt, Helscher, Yost, Maxwell & Ferguson, PLC

Amy Kageals
Carilion Clinic

Dr. Don Kees
Vice Chair, Pediatric Services, Carilion Clinic

Melinda Payne
City of Salem

Rhonda Ryan
Community Volunteer

Angela Sweetenberg
Allstate Insurance

Philip Trompeter
Community Volunteer

Sally Walker
Roanoke College

Keith Welton
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.



  • Prevent Child Abuse Virginia
  • National CASA Member
  • United Way Roanoke Valley (Impact Partners code 0132)

Other Partners:

  • Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital
  •  Virginia Department of Social Services
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