About MCA


Maryland Children’s Alliance

The Maryland Children’s Alliance is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance.  We work with and represent the 20 member-child advocacy centers.  We do not provide direct services to children and families.

The Maryland Children’s Alliance is a non-profit organization created to better serve children by assisting the multidisciplinary teams who work on investigations in the state of Maryland. Our goal is to support jurisdictions that are seeking to develop interdisciplinary teams and establish new Child Advocacy Centers while also enhancing the services experience available at existing Centers. We do this by providing training, resources, and networking opportunities for child abuse professionals in Maryland. Maryland Children’s Alliance also seeks to educate the public on the prevention of child abuse and what they can do to keep children safe.

The Maryland Children’s Alliance consists of Child Advocacy Centers throughout the state of Maryland. There are currently 20 member centers. Ten of these centers are accredited members of the National Children’s Alliance and six are associate members. All NCA accredited members have met the following program standards at their centers: Child-Appropriate/Child-Friendly Facility, Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), Organizational Capacity, Cultural Competency and Diversity, Forensic Interviews, Medical Evaluation, Therapeutic Intervention, Victim Support/Advocacy, Case Review, Case Tracking. Associate members have completed substantial planning towards the establishment of a fully functioning CAC and have established a multidisciplinary team for investigations, have begun conducting joint forensic interviews, and have based their CAC program in a facility. To find out more about the National Children’s Alliance and the levels of membership please visit their website at www.nca-online.org.

Chapter Staff

Chapter Coordinator
Susan B. Hansell
Maryland Children’s Alliance
2300 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218-5137



Board of Directors


Lynn Davis
Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County, Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 600-1762

Vice President
Adam Rosenberg
Baltimore Child Abuse Center, Baltimore, MD 21218


Cheryl Conway
Queen Anne’s County Child Abuse Response & Evaluation Center, Centreville, MD, 21617

Member at Large
Lieutenant Michele Denton
The Listening Place, Ellicott City, MD 21043

Member at Large
Anne Bean
Cecil County Child Advocacy Center, Elkton, MD 21921