About Us

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No child should live in fear.

Our Mission.

To protect children, change laws, and inspire people. We believe every child deserves a safe and loving home.

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Our Leadership

Darcy Olsen
Darcy OlsenFounder & CEO

Darcy Olsen founded the Center for the Rights of Abused Children with a foster baby in her arms and a mission to help children grow up safe and loved.   The seeds of the Center were planted when a social worker told Olsen that city shelters were overflowing with newborns due to the opioid epidemic. It was a call to arms she couldn't ignore. In just a few years, Olsen took in ten boys and girls… and witnessed firsthand the system’s repeated failures, including sibling separations, prolonged cycles of entry and re-entry, and premature deaths. 

Tim Keller
Tim KellerSenior Vice President and Legal Director

Intensely motivated by his time fostering children who’d been abused and neglected, Tim sees his work to ensure children have a constitutional right to counsel as a matter of life and death. As such, he’s particularly proud that in 2021 the Center for the Rights of Abused Children secured the rights of all children in Arizona’s foster system to be represented by legal counsel. 

Ann Tredway
Ann TredwayExecutive Director

Ann Tredway is a nonprofit leader who works to ensure all abused and abandoned children are safe, and she is passionate about living out her faith in the service of all children. As the executive director at the Center for the Rights of Abused Children, she oversees the operations and fundraising necessary to help hundreds of thousands of abused and abandoned children across America.  

J. Kendall Seal
J. Kendall SealVice President of Policy

J. Kendall Seal is a lawyer dedicated to reforming the American legal system to ensure children in foster care are given a fighting chance and the loving family they deserve. Kendall spearheads the creation and development of research, reforms, and public policies to protect children in foster care at both the state and federal levels. Kendall believes the world needs more homecomings, and he is inspired by courageous young people and their foster families who demonstrate grace, grit, and resilience in the face of a system that denies their voices in the process.


Award-Winning Advocacy

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Excellence Award

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Angel in Adoption

GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency every year since inception.

2022 Annual Report

Learn more about our life-changing work.

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