Karen Meredith, Chair
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers
Karen has been a prosecutor with the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office for over 40 years. Specializing in the prosecution of child sexual and physical abuse, Karen is passionate about aiding communities to achieve best practices in their child abuse response. Amongst other assignments, Karen headed the DA's Office Child Sexual Assault Vertical Prosecution Team and worked onsite at CALICO, Alameda County's child advocacy center, for 8 years. Karen is considered an expert in the workings of child advocacy centers, multidisciplinary teams and child forensic interviewing. She has also served on the CACC Advisory Committee and (and one-time Board) for over 10 years and is currently a site reviewer for National Children's Alliance. Accordingly, Karen understands how the the uniqueness of each community influences the workings of their center and team, including the creation of their protocols and policies.