Executive Director


Chris Newlin, MS LPC, is the Executive Director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center where he is responsible for providing leadership and management of the NCAC and participating in national and international training and leadership activities regarding the protection of children.  The NCAC was the first Child Advocacy Center in the world, and continues to provide prevention and intervention services for child abuse in Huntsville/Madison County, AL; and, also houses the NCAC Training Center, the Southern Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, the NCAC Virtual Training Center, and the Child Abuse Library Online (CALiO).  The NCAC is a past multi-year winner of the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Workplace Ethics, 2012 Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year, and 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Community Leadership Award.  Chris has provided training in more than twenty countries throughout the world at numerous international conferences, and also provides technical assistance on a regular basis to professionals working to develop Children’s Advocacy Centers throughout the world.  He has worked in both urban and rural Children’s Advocacy Centers;

Committees and Boards He Serves On
  • Boys and Girls Club of America National Child & Club Safety Task Force
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police Juvenile Justice and Child Protection Committee
  • Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center Research Institute Advisory Committee
  • Interstate Commission for Juveniles (Human Trafficking and Child Abuse Member)
  • Alabama State Child Death Review Team
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources Task Force
  • National Center for Victims of Crime Advisory Board for State Victim Assistance Academy Training
  • National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ Vision 21 Linking Systems of Care Steering Committee
  • National Crime Victims Law Institute’s Vision 21 Victim Legal Assistance Networks Advisory Committee
  • Hospice Family Care Board of Directors
  • Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers Board of Directors
Membership of Organizations
  • International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse
  • International Association of the Chiefs of Police
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Awards He Has Earned
Previous Boards and Committees Served

Chris previously served on the United States-Russian Bi-Lateral Presidential Commission Child Protection Workgroup and as co-chair of the United States-Russia Civil Society Partnership Program Child Protection Working Group.


Chris graduated from Hendrix College, the University of Central Arkansas, and the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.


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