Child Advocacy Center

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Jane Holzrichter - LMSW

Jane Holzrichter has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Kansas and is the Director of the Child Advocacy Center and Prevention Services at Horizons Mental Health Center.  She is a Licensed therapist and specialized in trauma.  Since 1992, Jane has coordinated the Personal Safety Awareness Program in over 85 school districts and implemented the program in six states.  Annually, Jane presents to over 4,000 children and adults in 43 elementary schools in South Central Kansas.  She has conducted over 1,800 forensic interviews and received her formal training from American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and Finding Words of West Virginia and Child First.  In 2003, she was instrumental in securing over 2.25 million dollars to implement Finding Words of Kansas.  Currently, she is serving on the National Children's Alliance Center as a Site Reviewer accrediting CAC's in the country and the Behavioral Science Regulatory Board's Advisory Council.  Jane brings a wealth of knowledge to both mental health and child maltreatment issues and is respected in her field through the education, judicial, legal, medical and mental health disciplines.


Heather Matlack - Family Advocate

Heather completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Education degree in Professional Counseling at Wichita State University.  She started her career at Horizons in 2010 and is currently enjoying her role as the family advocate for the Child Advocacy Center.  As the family advocate, Heather meets with caregivers and children who have experienced abuse in order to provide much needed support, education and resources.  She works with a multidisciplinary team consisting of law enforcement, prosecution, child protection services, medical professionals and therapists in order to ensure that all of the family's needs are being met.