4th Judicial District of Tennessee Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson & Sevier Counties
A beacon of hope and healing, Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center is dedicated to serving children who are victims of severe neglect, physical and sexual abuse through prevention, education and intervention.
One hundred years from now
it will not matter what kind of car I drove,
what kind of house I lived in,
how much money I had in my bank account,
nor what my clothes looked like. But the
world may be a little better because I was
important in the life of a child.
team of Dr. William Bass and Jon Jefferson who co-penned the fictional work Carved
in Bone: A Body Farm Novel (William Morrow, 2006) under the pseudonym of
Jefferson Bass, will hold a book signing event on May 25, 2006 to support the
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center of Tennessee’s Fourth Judicial
District. The event will take place from in the third floor courtroom of the Sevier
County Courthouse Annex. “We are very grateful to Dr. Bass and
Mr. Jefferson for their support of SafeHarborChildAdvocacyCenter”, states Barry Fain, president of SafeHarbor’s board of directors.
Dr. Bass is an
expert in forensic anthropology who founded the University of
Anthropology Research Facility in 1980. His work has aided the law
enforcement community in many cases. He is the author of more than 200
scientific publications, including a nonfiction account of the Body Farm, Death’s
Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell
Tales (Putnam, 2003). Dr. Bass is also a dedicated teacher, who has been
named “National Professor of the Year” by the Council for
Advancement and Support of Education. He and the Body Farm have been
featured on “60 Minutes II,” “48 Hours,” and many
other news programs.
is a veteran journalist, science writer, and documentary filmmaker. He has
been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA
Today and Popular Science. He is the co-author of Death’s Acre,
and the producer of two successful
National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.
Fans of Dr.
Bass and Mr. Jefferson are encouraged to attend this event and support SafeHarborChildAdvocacyCenter
and the child-victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and severe
neglect that the organization serves. Interested persons may bring
their personal copies of the authors’ books to be signed. If you
have not already purchased a copy of either book, Books-A-Million will be
present with copies of each for sale for this event with portions of the book
proceeds to benefit SafeHarbor. Admission
to the event is a $20.00 donation to SafeHarborChildAdvocacyCenter. Senior
citizens and students receive a $5.00 discount.
to see a huge contingent of fans turn out to meet the authors on May 25th,
while also supporting a worthy cause for child-victims of sexual abuse,
physical abuse and neglect”, says Donna Koester, executive director of
the Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center.
from the event will be used to underwrite operational costs of the Safe
Harbor Child Advocacy Center, a non-profit
501(c)(3) organization created and designed to aid in cases of sexual abuse,
severe physical abuse and severe neglect of child-victims in
Tennessee’s Fourth Judicial District (Cocke, Grainger, Jefferson and
Sevier counties). SafeHarbor
will provide a central point to
assist prosecutors, law
enforcement and Child Protective Services to coordinate their investigative
efforts and will also help provide
post-trauma counseling for child-victims and non-offending family members.
To learn more
about the SafeHarborChildAdvocacyCenter,
visit their website at www.SafeHarborCAC.com, call their executive director,
Donna Koester, at (865) 453-2638 or e-mail her at