About Us

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They can't fight abuse. We can.

Our Mission.

To protect children, change laws and inspire people—to ensure every abused child has a bright future. We envision a day when all of America’s children have the opportunity to live in safe and loving homes.

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Courthouse building with US flag.

The Center for the Rights of Abused Children is playing a leading role in the essential task of improving the nation’s laws to serve children’s vital interests.

Professor Elizabeth Bartholet

Harvard Law School

Our Leadership

Darcy Olsen
Darcy OlsenFounder & CEO

Darcy Olsen is an advocate for children who has devoted her life to strengthening rights for abandoned and abused kids. The seeds for The Center for the Rights of Abused Children were planted in 2010 when Darcy felt inspired to foster. “We have newborns sleeping in social service offices,” the social worker told her. “If you could open a crib, we’d appreciate it.” So, instead of fostering a teen as she’d planned, Darcy left the hospital cradling an infant with neonatal abstinence syndrome. In a few short years, she’d fostered ten. 

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.  

The Rogers Siblings
Surviving abuse and thriving together:
The Rogers siblings find their forever family.

Award-winning Advocacy

Arizona Capitol Times Leader of the Year

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

Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute Angel in Adoption

2021 Annual Report

Learn more about our life-changing work.

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GuideStar has awarded The Center for the Rights of Abused Children with its Platinum Seal of Transparency every year since inception.