Copper River Basin Child Advocacy Center
PO Box 103
Gakona,  AK 99586
907 822 3733 phone
1 866 815 0626 fax

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About Us
The Copper River Basin Child Advocacy Center opened its doors in 2008. 

Our Vision:  We envision a community where children are safe, families are strong, and our child victims become children again.


Executive Director and Forensic Interviewer, Gina Hoke, 
Family Advocate, Laura Scott,
Prevention Coordinator, Kelly Gerlach,

Board Members
Victoria Rego, President, 2015
Pamela Verfaillie, Vice President, 2016
Lori Jangala, Secretary, 2014
Starr Knighten, Treasurer 2016
Tanya Young, Director 2018
Deborah Plant, Director 2018
Jason Williams, Director 2018

 We'd like to extend a warm welcome our new 2018 board members.  We would also like to thank those who are serving and have served on our board in the past.  Your dedication to fulfilling the Center's mission truly makes a positive difference in the lives of children and families from our community.
If you are interested in becoming a board member, please contact our Executive Director at

Our Services
The CRBCAC facilitates the effort of the Multi-discplinary team and provides a child friendly location for an interview to be conducted when there has been a report of abuse. Interviews are conducted by a trained Forensic Interviewer. We also provide medical examinations for interviewed children when necessary. Medical exams are performed by a Nurse Practicioner/ Physician Assistant with special training in child abuse.

CAC staff also provide referrals for counseling, as well as family support through the Court process and beyond.

CAC provides various prevention and outreach activities throughout the year, as well as participates in and sponsors many other youth and family activities in the area.
Copper River Basin Child Advocacy Center is :

Child-Centered:  We do everything with the child as our priority
Respectful:  We honor the unique needs of the children and families we serve.
Brave:  We empower our children to have the courage to be heard and to be healed.
Compassionate:  We provide a child-friendly, neutral atmosphere designed to put children and their non-offending caregivers at ease.
Aware:  We educate the community to recognize child abuse for prevention, reporting , and response.
Community:  We unify the community.  Child abuse is a community problem requiring collaboration between all agencies, individuals, cultures, and disciplines to address the needs of children and their families affected by abuse.
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