Who we are

Honoring stories
of hope and healing

The Children’s Legacy Center is a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC), Behavioral Health Program,
and Regional Pilot Program.

We have a vision for a community in which the power of collaborative relationships ensures that every child feels supported, known, and cherished by the individuals in their life and their community as a whole. A place where empowered advocates help ensure the legacy of the next generation, and, in turn, the children around us have access to the hope and healing they need to thrive.

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The Core Model

The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) model was created more than 30 years ago in Huntsville, Alabama, through the vision of former Congressman Robert Cramer, who was at the time a District Attorney in Madison County, Alabama. There are now more than 950 CACs in over 25 countries worldwide, based on this original model.

To learn more about the original model, go to National CAC.

From day one, the founding committee of the Children's Legacy Center has set our sights on receiving accreditation through the National Children's Alliance - recognized nationwide as the accrediting agency for Children's Advocacy Centers.

For more information, visit the National Children's Alliance.

The Children’s Legacy Center was established in partnership with five government agencies and regional nonprofits.

Regional Pilot for Trafficked Children & Youth

The Children’s Legacy Center Regional Pilot Program is a customized approach designed to meet the extensive needs of exploited children and youth across Northern California. Our research began in 2019 and made us acutely aware of the number of exploited children in our region, paired with the lack of resources in rural counties to confront that reality. Based on this research and at the request of the State of California, the Children's Legacy Center is building a pilot to serve an expanded area of 25 counties in Northern California.

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Core Values

The children are at the center of all we do and why the CLC exists. They are our legacy and our future — the handprints in the cement of our society.

The foundation of our team is collaboration, integrity, respect, and excellence.

The Children's Legacy Center is a place of safety, peace, and hope for all who enter its doors.

We believe every child has a chance to become anything they desire — and the Children's Legacy Center is there to support each step of the way.

CLC Team

Department Leads

KimberlyL. Johnson

Executive Director

Dr. Alyson Kohl

LMFT, Clinical Director

Jana Thiel

Operations Manager

Vanessa Banda

LCSW, Family Advocate

Adrienne Cushman

MS, Lead Forensic Interviewer

Victoria Penton

M. Ed, FI, Response Team Coordinator

Elizabeth Schroeder

Director of Development

Sarah Peery

MA, Foster Family Agency Administrator

Team Members

Tiffany Toberer

Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Miram Longinow

Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Lane Crow

Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Shelby Jones

Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Trish DiMarco

Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Roseanna Stevenson

Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Maria Wayman

Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!

Morgan Morris

Sarah has worked for the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office as a deputy district attorney for seven years. She is currently assigned to the sexual assault and physical child abuse unit. When she isn’t prosecuting cases, you can find her camping, hiking, and trying to wrangle her three not-so-calm dogs, two tame mules, and three wild horses!
Our founding board & multi-disciplinary team in April 2017 at our first press conference.
At the Children’s Legacy Center, we realize there is a spark of magic found in linking arms with a team of people who can find hope in the darkest night, joy despite the deepest tragedy, and bring a child laughter in the midst of their pain. This spark is one that can’t be seen from a stage or on a screen, yet it settles in the core of each person who experiences it.

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