Stacie LeBlanc, j.d., m.ed.
New Orleans, LA
Stacie LeBlanc, J.D., M.Ed., is the Executive Director of the New Orleans Children’s Advocacy Center (NOCAC) and Audrey Hepburn CARE Center, non-profit programs of Children’s Hospital New Orleans that provide forensic exams for over 1,500 children annually.
Twenty-seven years ago, Stacie began her career as a child abuse prosecutor, started CACs in urban and rural parishes, became the chief of the Felony Child Abuse Division and began the Family Violence Program. As assistant district attorney at the Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office, Stacie led a successful child abuse felony prosecution program for ten years that reached a 94% conviction rate. She helped start a child abuse pediatric fellowship and along with her child abuse pediatricians published a book, Check Out the Check-Up.
Stacie has created three sought after programs which provide interactive adult learning for the translation and dissemination of research into practice including
Beyond Mandatory Reporting; Teens, Sex, and the Law; and Painless Parenting and has provided over 400 trainings. She has trained over 27,412 individuals in the last five years. She has also created a social media campaign, Dear Parents, which aims to translate the most prevalent risk factor for child physical abuse, corporal punishment, utilizing images of community leaders and national experts.
Stacie was recognized for 11 successful legislative amendments and named the Champion for Children for Policy and Legislation. She has received the FBI Directors and Community Leadership Award, Outstanding Prosecutor Award and Health Care Hero Award by New Orleans CityBusiness.
Stacie is currently the President of the Louisiana Alliance of Children’s Advocacy Centers and the Vice President of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC). Victims and Citizens Against Crime awarded Stacie the Lifetime Achievement Award. Stacie is thrilled to implement her CAST certification at Tulane University and the pilot class was highly rated by over 100 undergraduates.