NCAC’s Newlin Participates In White House Meeting On Violence Against Children

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WHNT) – Chris Newlin, the Executive Director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, is part of the group contributing ideas to address the issue of gun violence against children.  Newlin visited Washington, D.C. last week.

Chris Newlin (Photo: National Children's Advocacy Center)

Chris Newlin (Photo: National Children’s Advocacy Center)

Newlin participated in a meeting led by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.  The NCAC was one of 16 national non-profit youth-serving organizations present, in addition to representatives from the President’s and Vice-President’s Domestic Policy Offices, the Department of Justice, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

“The NCAC is recognized as a national leader in providing services for traumatized children and those professionals who serve them,” said Newlin.  “It is an honor to serve in this capacity.”

Vice President Joe Biden’s office was tasked by President Obama to develop new legislation and policy to stop gun violence and violence against children.  Biden is expected to present the ideas to President Obama in the coming weeks.