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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Our Board

Board President


Stephanie Dotson, LCSW

Board Vice President

NV Division of Child & Family Services

Kim Taitano

Board Treasurer  

Washoe County Human Services Agency

Stephen Allen

Board Secretary (Interim)

Nevada Early Intervention Services

Courtney Goodballet

Executive Director

Project Safe and Growing Program Director

Kim Prokosch

Board Member


Kristin DeMara

Board Member

Amanda Boe, MFT-I

Board Member 

Early Childhood Mental Health, NNCAS - DCFS

Sherry Waugh

Board Member

Prevent Child Abuse Nevada and Child and Family Research Center Director


CAN-Prevent Task Force is committed to equal employment opportunity. We Will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: race, color, sex, (including pregnancy), religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful and prohibited by the Company.