Child Protection Center, Inc.
720 South Orange Avenue
Sarasota FL 34236

Child Protection Center's (CPC) mission is the prevention, intervention and treatment of child abuse.

CEO/Executive Director Mr. Douglas Shannon Staley
Board Chair Ms. Graci McGillicuddy
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation
History and Background
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Awarded a competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? Yes
Incorporation Year 1980
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,772,047.00
Projected Expenses $1,771,554.00
Additional Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Determination Letter
State Info
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Dec 2014
State Registration Yes Dec 2013
Impact CPC's vision is a community where every child is safe from abuse and free to thrive.
Since 1980, Child Protection Center, Inc. has been recognized as Sarasota County's authority in the area of child abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment. During this time, we have developed a reputation for providing quality services to the community with the sensitivity and compassion essential to successful child abuse programs.
The Child Protection Center, Inc. was initially funded with seed money from the Junior League of Sarasota, Inc. as a result of the League's execution of a professionally designed, national survey of children's needs on the West Coast of Florida. A multidisciplinary community board was founded in 1980 to create and oversee a child protection team that predated the State of Florida's developemnt and funding of such agencies. From this initial program, four additional programs dealing with prevention and treatment of child abuse have been added.
Our Goals and Objectives are to:
1. Break the cycle of child sexual and physical abuse.
2. Provide crisis intervention, support services, and treatment for child abuse victims and their families;
3. Teach appropriate parenting skill and provide family enrichment training;
4. Provide personal safety education to children, parents, professionals, and to the community.

The Child Protection Center’s current top five needs:


1. Building: $90,000 is needed to pay off the remaining mortgage balance. CPC moved into its renovated, downtown center in 2010. Building donations will increase funding to CPC's five key programs.


2. Child Abuse Prevention: CPC’s Personal Safety and Community Awareness staff educates over 30,000 Sarasota County school children, and trains law enforcement, teachers, and other professionals. Funding will provide for technology tools. iPads will be used to teach Internet safety, allow for confidentiality for children answering questions about personal experiences, and for collecting survey results.


3. Child Abuse Intervention Examinations and Supervised Visitation Program (SVP): An average of 300 medical exams are provided every year, costing $250 per exam. Also, court-mandated supervised visits require families to enroll in SVP. CPC provides a safe, protective location for the child requiring adults to pass substance testing and law enforcement weapons checks.


4. Child Abuse Treatment: Over 500 hours of sexual and physical abuse therapy is provided to children and families costing $100 per hour at no expense to the families.


5. Endowment: Growth of CPC's endowment will provide a strong financial foundation, enabling CPC the ability to provide training, education, and child abuse trauma services for our community for years to come.

Areas Served
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Education

The Children and Families Supervised Visitation Program (CFSVP) provides a safe place for children to stay in touch with their parents as their families go through a difficult time.  Parents are referred by the court for supervised visitation due to allegations of substance abuse, domestic violence, and child abuse and neglect.

Children are given the chance to see for themselves if their mother or father is alright since the children's last memory of their parent is often a negative one.  CFSVP will ensure that the next interaction will be free from the stresses of anger, drugs, and conflict.
The family is given a private, child-friendly room and is monitors by a trained volunteer supervisor who is neutral to the family situation.  The interaction and activities of the visit are documented.
More than 50 Sarasota County citizens serve as CFSVP volunteers.
Over 700 supervised visits were safely conducted last year. 
Budget $145,901
Category Human Services, General/Other Children's Protective Services
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Victims At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success "I have learned the true meaning of quality time from this program.  Most parents do not get to realize the essential value of the term unplugged.  When I am spending time with my daughter through this program, she receives something children may never fully be integrated with.  Two hours where the world is hers.  The staff has made this feel like an activity or extra curriculum that I signed up to participate in.  I will be forever grateful to the women of this program.  They make this, along with my daughter, the best two hours of my life every single week."


A 9 year old son spent time with his father before his father was sentenced to prison for 3 years. During this visit, the father told his son the following: “Son, I was wrong what I did. With every breath I take and with every beat of my heart I am so sorry that I did this to our family. I hope you can someday forgive me.. Please know that wherever you are and wherever I am – you will always be in my heart.” SVP was able to provide 15 visits for the father and son prior to the father’s incarceration.


A 2 year old daughter had not seen her mother since DCF had removed her from her home. As she walked into the visitation room and saw her mother she said, “Mommy you found me!” SVP provided 4 visits prior to the reunification of the mother and daughter.


A 4 year old son greeted his mother and father with a hug when he saw them in the visitation room. He was removed from the home 2 weeks ago. As he looked up at his mother he said, “Mommy, we have been staying at Freddie’s house.” (North Port foster parent) He continued, “I was afraid you didn’t know where I was.”  SVP provided 4 visits prior to the parents prior to the parents receiving supervised visitation through a family member.

Long Term Success
Children want and need to have a loving relationship with both parents.  Parental conflict and substance abuse issues often cause family separation.  Supervised visitation allows children to see their parents on holidays and on a regular basis without being placed in the middle of the parents' conflict and free from abuse.
How Program is Monitored
The Supervised Visitation Program (SVP) provides monthly, quarterly and yearly information to each grantee and the Child Protection Center.
The following grantees are provided with timely information:
United Way, United Way South County,YMCA Sarasota, and Sarasota County.

Some of the information monitored is: the number of visits scheduled and attended, the number of participants, the age, sex and race of the participants and the number of critical incidents. Participants are asked to complete a Satisfaction Survey throughout the year. 

Finances are monitored by the Child Protection Program and shared with the grantees. 
Examples of Program Success
One of our main goals is that children experience reduced risk of harm during visits. 100% (886) of the visits held 10 2010-2011 generated no Critical Incident Report. Children and non-custodial parents experience an increase in regularity in safe and healthy environments. In 2010-2011 80% of the scheduled (1101) visits were attended.

The Child Protection Team (CPT) is a medically directed multidisciplinary program based on the idea that child abuse and neglect cases involve complex issues and require the expertise of many professionals, in collaboration, to protect children. Florida Statute 39.303 mandates the existence of CPTs to provide assistance and consultation to DCF and law enforcement in cases of suspected abuse and neglect. This program provides expertise in evaluating allegations of abuse and neglect, assessing risk factors, and providing recommendations for interventions to protect children. Services include forensic medical assessments, forensic interviews, social history evaluations, and community service referrals.

CPT provided direct intervention services to 800 children last year. 
Budget $540,279
Category Human Services, General/Other Children's Protective Services
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Victims At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
CPT is required, by contract, to review all abuse reports received by our medical staff wiithin 4 days 100%. CPT must communicate positive assessment findings to the Department of Children & Families (DCF) within 1 day 95%. CPT must achieve a 90% compliance of all our written reports to DCF within the allotted time frames.
Long Term Success
Evaluate and assess child maltreatment in families referred to the Child Protection Team. CPT will assess and recommend services designed to help the family and ultimately break the cycle of abuse. The long term success will be the impact that we are able to achieve working with theese children and families impacted by the traumas of child abuse. The families and children will be able to break the cycle of abuse and respond and parent differently as a result of the services received.
How Program is Monitored
CPT is monitored annually by a team of peers including medical doctors, psychologists and team coordinators that review all aspects of our service provision. A standard instrument is utilized to review all of our written reports and assessments as well as our overall assessment of risk. Included in the review process is interviews with our stakeholdlers and community surveys. The result of the monitoring is changes designed to improve the quality of the work provided.
Examples of Program Success
One example of program success was that 92% of medical providers responding reported an increase in knowledge after being trained by CPT Medical Director Dr. Katherine Keeley on the indicators of child physical and sexual abuse. CPT services were specifically identified by our community stakehollders as critical in the successful prosecution of child abusers in 2011.

The Sexual Abuse Treatment Program (SATP) provides specialized treatment services for children who are victims of sexual abuse and for their families, recognizing that child abuse is traumatic for the entire family. Through a combination of group, family, and individual counseling for child sexual abuse survivors and their families, SATP works to reduce the trauma caused by child sexual victimization, prevent further victimization from occurring, and enable families to have healthy, non-abusive relationships. This program has recently been expanded to include children who have experienced the trauma of physical abuse.

Over 300 child victims and their non-offending caregivers received vital SATP treatment last year.
Budget $366,542
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served At-Risk Populations Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Victims
Short Term Success
75% of assessments will be completed within 20 days of the initial appointment.
75% of participants will attend weekly and or bi-monthly counseling sessions.
90% of participants indicate that they are satisfied or very satisfied with the services provided by the program.
Long Term Success
75% of evaluated participants demonstrate improvement on the depression subsection of the Trauma Symptom Checklist.
75% of evaluated participants demonstrate improvement on the fear and anxiety subsection of the Trauma Symptom Checklist.
How Program is Monitored
The SATP utilized a standardized instrument in evaluating how well the individual therapist is performing in multiple categories. The instrument creates consistency within the program as well as ensures that we are providing a quality product.  In addition to the standardized monitoring tool this program conducts regularly scheduled Peer Reviews to ensure compliance. The counseling provided is evidenced based which means we are incorporating the use of approved instruments and tools which help to facilitate the treatment plan, goals, and even termination. This program is also monitored by the Department of Health annually to ensure compliance with our contract standards, review the quality of our service provision, and review of our counselors to ensure that they meet the minimum qualifications to serve children and families impacted by child abuse.
Examples of Program Success
The SATP program provide 4102 individual, family, and group counseling sessions in 2010-2011. 93% of the participants tested experience reduction in symptoms of depression associated with child sexual abuse. 89% of the participants tested experience a reduction in symptoms of fear and anxiety associated with child sexual abuse trauma. 79% of participants tested experience a reduction in anger associated with child sexual abuse trauma. 92% of participants tested reported they are satisfied with services provided by the Sexual Abuse Treatment program.

The Personal Safety and Community Awareness Program (PSCA) offers a holistic approach to the prevention of child abuse by promoting greater community awareness of the issue. PSCA provides primary abuse prevention education to children from preschool through high school. The program facilitates workshops for their caregivers, childcare professionals, teachers, school board staff and others throughout the community. The focus is the creation of a future in which children are empowered and educated, adults are aware and equipped, and our community is a safer place for children and families.

PSCA conducted 750 prevention workshops for more than 30,000 program participants last year.
Budget $185,785
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) At-Risk Populations Adults
Short Term Success
Short Term Success: PSCA reaches over 26,000 participants annually. In post-attendance surveys completed by participants in PSCA educational programs last year, 100% of surveyed parents and professionals reported an increase in their knowledge of personal safety based on their attendance. 81% of surveyed students reported a similar increase in knowledge. Of surveyed participants, 100% of parents and professionals reported that their participation in a PSCA workshop altered their parenting / professional practices. 88% of reporting students stated that their attendance in a PSCA program changed their behaviors. This increase in knowledge and application of this knowledge to behavior is a testament to the positive impact of the Personal Safety Program in the daily lives of those that we serve.
Long Term Success
Long term Success:By promoting greater awareness of the issue of child maltreatment and by working to prevent both victimization and victimizing behavior, PSCA works to create a community in which children are safe from child abuse and neglect. PSCA plays a primary role in providing children with the tools necessary for self-protection and disclosure of experienced trauma, caregivers with the knowledge and ability to incorporate safety practices into their parenting, and professionals greater awareness of their role and responsibilities in preventing abuse and protecting children. 

Education is empowering. By offering this crucial education, PSCA works to break the secrecy, silence and stigma surrounding the issue of abuse and neglect and creates an opportunity for future change. In addition, the multi-faceted approach of PSCA creates a safety net surrounding the child, where caregivers, teachers, faith leaders, youth organization leaders, and other adults reinforce the received messages and provide protection for all children.

It is the overall goal of PSCA to drastically reduce or eliminate child maltreatment in Sarasota County. This is accomplished one child, one family, and one adult at a time that alters their personal safety practices, parenting approach, and professional skills to incorporate a focus on child abuse prevention. These individual changes add up to a safer, healthier community collective.

How Program is Monitored Monitoring / Measurement: PSCA surveys participants following their attendance at an educational workshop for feedback regarding the program. Program outcomes are reported to grantors on a regular basis and are utilized for program improvement and staff development.

·        26,000 annual participants

·        775 workshops / events

·        90% satisfaction

·        75% increase in knowledge and change in behavior

Examples of Program Success Testimonial:

·        “I really enjoyed your coming in. You made me feel self confident and know how to take care of bullies. Thank you for that. I felt like you were knowing how my life is because my parents have been going through rough times and I have been harassed. Thank you soooo much. You are one person I will remember all my life. Thank you.” –Fifth Grade Student

·        “This program should be mandatory for every parent.” - Parent

·         “Thank you for developing and delivering this vital information and program. Please continue it when and where ever possible.” – Third Grade Teacher

·        “Thank you for teaching me about bullying. I did not know all of those things.”. –Kindergarten Student

·        “This is such an important message. Thank you for your efforts to make our school and community a better place.” – Parent


The Kid Kindness Program (KKP) strives to change the lives of the most at-risk youth in our community by correcting patterns of behavior that hurt others. KKP takes proactive measures to reduce the growth of sexual abuse by equipping youth with healthy living skills while correcting misbehavior. The program offers comprehensive assessments and individual, group, and family therapy to those youth who have displayed at-risk or abuse-reactive behaviors.

KKP worked with over 90 sexually reactive youth and their families last year.
Budget $89,371
Category Human Services, General/Other Children & Youth Services
Program linked to organizational strategy? Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults At-Risk Populations
Short Term Success
75% of evaluated participants demonstrate improvements on the fear and anger subsection of the Trauma Symptom Checklist.
75% of evaluated participants demonstrate an improvement on the subsection of the Trauma Symptom Checklist related to sexual concerns.
Long Term Success
In learning healthier coping skills, we address the child's own abuse history and lessen the likelihood of their engagement in future behavior that victimizes others. This positively impacts the community by reducing overall violence and victimization, replacing destructive behaviors with healthy coping skill, and preserving the positive potential of a child victim and any others whom they may victimize if these aggressive behaviors went unaddressed. Successful outcomes measurement data demonstrates that more than 90% of the children served by Kid Kindness since its inception have shown improvement along 15 scales that directly relate to reducing the risk of re-offense and promoting successful and healthy personal growth.
How Program is Monitored
Client surveys are conducted quarterly to gain insight into the effectiveness of the program. Additionally, peer reviews are held quarterly to ensure consistency of files, treatment plans, and overall paperwork. This program also utilizes the Trauma Symptom Checklist as a tool to help guide the treatment process. Therapists receive monthly supervision. Program outcomes are reported monthly and quarterly to CPC funders.
Examples of Program Success
In 2010-2011 92% of clients measured experienced improvement in the ability to identify and resolve individual needs. 98% of parents surveyed  showed an improved ability to respond to the needs of their children.
Program Comments by Organization

In 2013 CPC hired a full-time Director of Development and Development Associate with the understanding that these positions will work with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to develop a solid fundraising plan for the agency.  CPC’s central campaign is the Pillar of Hope Circle. When a child comes to CPC for the first time, they receive a blue marble that they drop into the two-story Pillar of Hope located in the lobby of the Sarasota center. When a child drops their blue marble, it joins together with the other marbles below symbolizing that the child is not alone. There are other colored marbles representing donors who have made different levels of contributions in support of CPC's programs. It warms our hearts as we see, among the sea of blue marbles, marbles of other colors from a caring community! One of our goals this year has been to direct our stewardship efforts to current donors. We have also engaged in efforts to extend our reach with the help of the Board, community advocates, and volunteers through awareness efforts and events.

CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Douglas Shannon Staley
CEO Term Start Sept 2011
Mr. Staley is recognized throughout the state for his work in the child protection system and has been a dedicated member of the Child Protection Center for 18 years. He was the 2007 recipient of the Department of Health Child Protection Team Leadership Award and the 2011 Jr. League's Child Advocate Professional of the Year. He has served on the Florida Department of Health's Quality Assurance Committee, is a Child Abuse Expert, a Parenting Educator and served as CPC's Vice President of Client Services from 2006 through September 2011.
Full Time Staff 14
Part Time Staff 12
Volunteers 50
Contractors 6
Staff Retention Rate % 86
Professional Development Yes
Management Reports to Board Yes
Organization Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years N/A
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Senior Staff
Ms. Melissa M. Lane-Burtless Director of Development
Ms. Sheila Miller Director of Operations
Ms. Suzanne Takerian CFO
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
CPC has several collaborative agreements: Twelfth Judicial Circuit, Safe Children Coalition, Sarasota County School District, Children's First, Jewish Family & Children Services, Insight Counseling Services, SPARCC, and Sarasota County.
National Children's Alliance - Full Member2013
The Child Advocate Profesional of the Year: Douglas Staley, MSWJr. League of Sarasota2011
Woman of the Year: Dr. Katherine KeeleyBoys & Girls Club of Sarasota2010
Professional of the Year: Dr. Katherine KeeleyJr. League of Sarasota2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Leadership Comments by Organization
We have the vision that we can significantly reduce child abuse in our community. But, we know we can not do it alone and that is why you will hear us say "Together We Make a Difference." It is by working together that we will improve the child welfare system. It is together that we will raise the funds necessary to meet the needs of this community. It together that we will educate and equip our children and community with the skills and knowledge to prevent child abuse. Thank you for being part of our together and making a difference in the lives of children and families impacted from the traumas of child abuse!
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Graci McGillicuddy
Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Board Term May 2013 to June 2016
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Scott Anderson Gulf Coast Community Foundation
Ms. Laura S. Bauman Adams and Reese LLP
Ms. Aimee Cogan Bellwether Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Ms. Elaine Crouse Community Volunteer
Ms. Anne Garlington PNC Wealth Management
Ms. Melissa Kelley Community Volunteer
Mr. Millard Martin Shinn & Company
Ms Graci McGillicuddy Community Volunteer
Ms. Veronica Miller Goodwill Foundation
Mr. Craig Schaffer Assistant State Attorney
Mr. Matt Westerman Blalock Walters
Student serving on the board through Community Youth Development? Yes
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 7
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 6
Board Orientation Yes
Board Meeting Attendance % 79
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions 88
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Financial Info
Fiscal Year 2013
Projected Revenue $1,772,047.00
Projected Expenses $1,771,554.00
Endowment Value $43,000.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201220112010
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,081,947$959,717$1,236,438
Individual Contributions$432,680$563,990$1,501,390
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,678$688$1,122
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$67,064$67,022$100,394
Revenue In-Kind$86,554$56,359$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201220112010
Program Expense$1,360,781$1,154,126$1,116,360
Administration Expense$203,429$706,197$525,546
Fundraising Expense$27,693$107,402$119,998
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.050.861.66
Program Expense/Total Expenses85%59%63%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue2%6%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201220112010
Total Assets$4,721,722$4,815,152$5,740,479
Current Assets$464,023$538,921$1,386,304
Long-Term Liabilities$320,519$480,000$1,100,000
Current Liabilities$4,715$12,120$49,833
Total Net Assets$4,396,488$4,323,032$4,590,646
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201220112010
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - Federal $581,098Government grants $959,717Contributions, gifts, grants $1,501,390
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $432,680Contributions, gifts, grants $563,990Government grants $1,236,438
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovernment Grants - County $254,579Federated campaigns $80,721Fundraising events $68,062
CEO Compensation
Co-CEO Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities98.4144.4727.82
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201220112010
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets7%10%19%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial figures taken from 990 only.  Audit was not provided for 2008.  990s were prepared by various paid preparers.
Foundation, corporations and congregations are included with individual contributions as they were not separated in the 990 or audit.
The in-kind contribution revenue includes non-cash contributions and donated services and use of facilities as reported on the IRS Form 990.  Donated services and facilities are not included in total revenue on the IRS Form 990.
Nonprofit Child Protection Center, Inc.
Address 720 South Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
Primary Phone 941 365-1277 204
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Douglas Shannon Staley
Board Chair Ms. Graci McGillicuddy
Board Chair Company Affiliation No Affiliation
Year of Incorporation 1980