In 1997, CAN Prevent collaborated with Early Childhood Treatment Program at Children's Behavioral Services to apply for Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) federal funds to allow for the continuation of Project Safe and Growing in Reno, Nevada. Collaboration with the State of Nevada has continued since that time. Project Safe and Growing is funded from VOCA to provide a day treatment program setting for children ages three to six that have been identified as victims of crime. The day treatment setting allows for trimester class sessions where the children receive beneficial therapeutic level services to address the impact of their experiences of victimization at no cost to the families.

Our Board

Rhonda Lawrence,MFT

Board President

Early Childhood Mental Health, NNCAS - DCFS

Elise Henriques

Board Vice President

Washoe County Human Services Agency

Jessica Sutton 

Board Treasurer  

US Bank 

Stephen Allen

Board Member 

Nevada Early Intervention Services

Angelica Cronin

Board Member 

Washoe County Juvenile Probation

Heather DeAngeli, LCSW

Board Member 

Midtown Mindfulness

Kim Prokosch

Board Member


Sherry Waugh

Board Member

Prevent Child Abuse Nevada 

Tracey Legee, MFT

Board Member 

Early Childhood Mental Health, NNCAS - DCFS

Jessica Lamb, RN

Board Secretary (Interim)

Renown Children's Hospital

Stephanie Dotson, LCSW

Board Member 

NV Division of Child & Family Services

Amanda Boe, MFT-I

Board Member 

Early Childhood Mental Health, NNCAS - DCFS

Our Mission

The long-term mission of the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Task Force is to unite our community to reduce the amount of abuse and neglect that our children face. This is accomplished through public awareness programs, prevention programs, advocacy, membership campaigns and networking with related agencies. 

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