Matthew Parkinson has joined the Children’s Advocacy Center of SWFL (CAC) as the Director of Operations. In this role, Parkinson will oversee the daily operations of the Child Protection Team, Family Alliance and Advocacy programs, and the Prevention Department, CAC’s core programs.
“Matthew has extensive experience with child welfare and operational management, that will enhance and strengthen our staff and in turn augment the services the Center provides to at-risk children and their families to prevent child abuse,” said Julie Boudreaux CAC’s CEO. “His knowledge and skills will be an asset to our team, and we are thrilled to have him.”
Parkinson is a graduate of Florida State University’s College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Matthew is originally from Pennsylvania but was raised in the Southwest Florida community, prior to joining the CAC, Parkinson has an extensive career in child welfare and advocacy specializing in Child Welfare Case Management, most recently serving as the Director of Case Management for the Children’s Network of SWFL since 2017. Additionally, Parkinson has held positions in, Quality Management, and as a Safety Practice Expert for the Department of Children and Families.
Since 1981, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida, Inc. (CAC) has worked to improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect, offering them a safe and friendly environment in which to heal. CAC provides abuse determination services as well as therapeutic counseling, parenting education, and prevention programs in Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Charlotte Counties. All services are provided free of charge. For more information, please call (239) 939-2808 or visit www.cac-swfl.org. CAC is a United Way partner agency.