(Washington DC), June 27, 2011 — Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville, Tennessee) recently received the Bud Cramer Award from National Children’s Alliance for his commitment and dedication to children through his widespread promotion and support of the Children’s Advocacy Center model. The award was presented at the Annual Awards Luncheon during the 2011 National Children’s Alliance Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.

The honor was awarded in recognition of his actions, including the successful passing of a number of child-centered bills and legislation to improve the plight of abused children in the state of Tennessee.

“It is with great pleasure that we recognize Senator Overbey for his important role on behalf of the Children’s Advocacy Center Movement. Senator Overbey has moved the field forward through vision, leadership, and the ability to reach and motivate great numbers of people. On behalf of National Children’s Alliance and our over 700 members across the country, I commend and thank Senator Overbey for his outstanding commitment,” remarked Teresa Huizar, Executive Director of National Children’s Alliance.

National Children’s Alliance is the national association and accrediting body for the over 700 children’s advocacy centers serving each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient, and put the needs of child victims of abuse first, National Children’s Alliance provides support and advocacy to its accredited membership, as well as numerous developing centers, multidisciplinary teams and child abuse professionals around the country, and the world. As the national authority on multidisciplinary approaches to supporting child victims of abuse, the purpose of National Children’s Alliance is to empower local communities to provide comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child abuse.

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