Brazoria County Alliance
for Children

Brazoria County Alliance for Children - BCAC

Administrative Staff

Kristi Hawkins

Executive Director

Andrea Elliott

Assistant Director

Donna Murphy

Financial Administrator

Program Staff

Jennifer Vrana

Program Director

Jerry Lyons

Multidisciplinary Team Liaison

Mindy Griffin

Family Advocate & Administrative Specialist

Autumn Hernandez

Forensic Interviewer

Alejandra Mercado

Family Advocate & Forensic Interviewer

Leah Nunley

Senior Forensic Interviewer

Danielle Perrin

Clinical Family Advocate

Madison Samis

Family Advocate

Maria Zarate

Multidisciplinary Team Coordinator

Alexis Montealegre

Program Specialist

Our Promise

​BCAC will provide all necessary services to let a child recover from the effects of trauma as a result of child abuse and put her/him on a path towards a full, productive and happy life. The initial focus is on crisis intervention and management, but BCAC’s added value is delivered in the form of hope and healing through therapy. A consistent demonstration of unyielding and uncompromised integrity in support of carrying out our mission and in the delivery of services.

Our History

Historically, when responding to reports of child abuse and neglect, numerous problems have been encountered, including excessive interviews of child victims, development of physical evidence and lack of communication among involved agencies and individuals. Having recognized these issues, Brazoria County developed a cooperative team approach to the investigation of child abuse and neglect. Beginning in October of 2004, the first child was interviewed at Brazoria County Alliance for Children. B.C.A.C. staff work with representatives from Child Protective Services, the police departments, the sheriff’s office, the district attorney’s office, medical personnel, therapists and other community service agencies, who comprise a team of experts designed to review cases of children who have been abused and determine if there is enough evidence to pursue prosecution against the alleged perpetrator. This is an important component as it brings justice to children who have been traumatized by abuse. B.C.A.C. provides a warm, home -like, neutral environment for children who are brought here for the interview process upon an outcry of alleged abuse or neglect.