Prevent Child Abuse Arizona
Rebecca Ruffner founded Prevent Child Abuse Arizona, one of 50 state chapters of Prevent Child Abuse America, in 1989. Under her leadership, PCA Arizona now serves more than 60,000 children, families and community professionals annually.
Becky has chaired the statewide Healthy Families Arizona Advisory Board since its inception in 1992. She also serves on the Arizona State University Center for Child Well-Being advisory board, and volunteers as a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate), advocating for the best interests of infants and toddlers in the juvenile court system.
Becky was recently honored with the Arizona State Bar Terry L. Chandler Award for Excellence in the Field of Juvenile Law; the Prevent Child Abuse America Leadership in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect Award; the Children Action Alliance’s Champion for Children Award; and the Arizona Council of Human Service Providers’ Spirit of Prevention Award for leadership and advocacy on behalf of Arizona children, going above and beyond in the mission to prevent child abuse.
Becky is retiring as Executive Director of Prevent Child Abuse Arizona at the end of 2019, but will continue her work through a variety of partnerships to prevent abuse and neglect of Arizona’s children.