View Newlin's Odyssey medal acceptance speech.
Chris Newlin is the Executive Director of the National Children’s Advocacy Center where he is responsible for providing leadership and management of the NCAC and participating in national and international training and leadership activities regarding the protection of children. The NCAC was the first Child Advocacy Center in the U.S., and continues to provide both prevention and intervention services for child abuse in Huntsville and Madison County, Ala.
Newlin served as a guidance counselor for the Upward Bound Project at Philander Smith College, held various therapist positions and was director of Harbor House in Rome, Ga., a Northwest Georgia Children's Advocacy Center.
Newlin serves on the National Children’s Alliance/Regional Children’s Advocacy Center Management Team, National Children’s Alliance Board of Directors, and Alabama Network of Children’s Advocacy Centers Board of Directors. He is a member of the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers. He received a psychology degree from Hendrix. He received a Master of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas and is a licensed professional counselor.