Bismarck, ND, March 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Ashley Steckler joined Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Dakota (CACND) in February 2014 as Executive Director of the state chapter. The announcement made by Paula Condol, President of the Board of Directors.
“Ashley has hit the road running and has already been so helpful. We are so grateful that she chose us as her new career and we want to welcome her aboard,” said Paula Condol. “A versatile and dynamic professional, Ashley brings a firm track record of developing innovative and creative strategies to enhance and promote organizational goals to CACND. With an educational background in Sociology, as well as expansive experience in executive leadership, strategic planning, multimedia marketing and operational development, Ashley brings a unique perspective to the organization.”
Steckler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the New York Institute of Technology as well as post-bachelorette studies in Sociology from the Minnesota State University. She is crossing over from the for-profit sector, having developed a solid work history showing a keen ability to work across all levels of an organization.
As Executive Director, Steckler will develop, implement and oversee all state chapter activities, seeking funding, support, and promoting Children’s Advocacy Centers by increasing public awareness at a state and national level. Steckler will also work closely with the Board of Directors to identify potential gaps in services and will assist existing CACs by coordinating ongoing outreach, mentoring and training opportunities.
“It is a true honor to be selected as the new Chapter Director for the Children’s Advocacy Centers of North Dakota,” said Steckler. “Children’s Advocacy Centers have been instrumental in the coordinated investigation and comprehensive response to victims of child abuse and trauma. As director, I look forward to continuing the mission of supporting local communities and being an advocate for the state’s centers by promoting and assisting in the development, growth and continuation of CACs to enhance North Dakota’s response to child abuse and advancing the important needs of North Dakota’s most vulnerable citizens in the upcoming days and years.”
Children's Advocacy Centers were established in the 1980's to coordinate the individuals and agencies involved in the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child maltreatment cases and provide support for the child victim and their non-offending family members. The heart of the Children's Advocacy Center is multidisciplinary team made up of six core disciplines: social services, law enforcement, medical, prosecution, advocacy and mental health, who strive together to make the process as comfortable and helpful as possible for the child.
The purpose of the Children's Advocacy Centers of North Dakota is to promote the sustainability of the National Children's Alliance affiliated CACs through statewide coalition efforts that provide support through education and training, development of resources and legislation, and opportunities to enhance North Dakota's response to child abuse. For more information, contact us at 701-323-5626 or firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the website at www.cacnd.org.