The Rundown &
The NCCSA Board
Host of The Rundown
In 1997 while working as a police sergeant in charge of crimes against children, Steve Adams saw firsthand the problems our children face daily. These problems ranged from physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, stranger abduction, parental abduction, and other crimes against children. Helping children and keeping them safe from the monsters that want to hurt them, or worse was of the utmost importance to Steve. In October 2000, Steve Adams established the National Center For Child Safety and Awareness (NCCSA). The focus of the NCCSA is to provide school assemblies for children, parents, teachers, and law enforcement officials in a variety of safety and awareness areas. These assemblies teach the skills necessary to help children avoid becoming the victim an abduction, molestation, sex trafficking, and other crimes against children.
NCCSA Board Member
Co-Host of The Rundown
Anabel Velasquez has spent the last 14 years partnering up with law enforcement and sexual assault survivors advocating for battered women, abused children and youth. She has made it her life-long mission to not only support and advocate for children, but also for anyone else who is currently going through, or has experienced similar and traumatic situations. Anabel is a mentor, spokesperson, and serves as a Board Member for the National Center for Child Safety and Awareness, a nonprofit organization that provides families and communities with the resources to teach their children ways to avoid becoming a victim; is a member of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, California’s recognized domestic violence coalition which represents survivors, advocates, organizations, and allied individuals throughout the State. Anabel has been featured on several magazines and on a TV show called The Rundown and is a co-host of the radio show version. She is an ambassador, alumni mentor, and national spokesperson, and has been a member of the speakers’ bureau for her alma mater, American Intercontinental University; amongst many other roles of noteworthy status; and as of 2020, was successful in terminating the parental rights of her ex-husband who is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence as a convicted sex offender. Anabel has high hopes in shifting the lens and views in which sexual abuse/violence is not categorized as domestic violence -- SEXUAL VIOLENCE IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. She would love to pass laws that will help mitigate violent sexual offenders from re-offending in society. She wants to help build a society where it is okay to talk freely about the hurt, pain, and anguish that sexual violence has caused them. Anabel wants to remove the stigma and put the shame and blame back on the perpetrators of the violence who caused it -- where it belongs. Anabel’s goals and partnering up with the organizations she works with, are to meet survivors and their families where they are. When the family is whole, the healing can really take shape and form their future into something wonderful- despite the circumstances. Anabel also serves as VP of AreTheyAbusive, is a member of the (Em)power + Resilience Project, and Precious Lives Foundation, provides event planning, recruitment, training, support, technical assistance, and outreach for program volunteers and the rest of her experiences can be found on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/1anabelvelasquez/
NCCSA Board Member
Marketing & Public Relations Director
Published Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio Show and Podcast. Stephanie Mearse has worked with Desert Capital Management Group as a Vice President since 2014. Stephanie has a BA in Business Management and an MBA in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has been a professional in Marketing for over 20 years. From 2014-2020, she received the company's Top Performer Award for her commitment to excellence and outstanding performance. As a published author of "Women of Perfection; Perfectly Imperfect" she talks about how in today's society women are expected to be perfect with Pinterest and social media, but the reality is we are killing ourselves with the need of obtaining this perfection. In the book it speaks to what is the cause of this need for perfection and how can we overcome these boundaries and fears to become who we dream to be. She has published 4 books in the last year. The first was “Women of Perfection Perfectly Imperfect”, the second is the “Journaling Experience”, the third was “Empower Women of Empower Hour” and the fourth is “The dark secrets of 365 days”. As a Speaker, she speaks to women and men about breaking out of these fears and boundaries and achieve goals. In the last year, she has spoken at 30 summits and 75 podcasts around the world. Stephanie had a radio talk show on Sacramento's Money 105.5 as well as a podcast "Empower Hour" on Spotify. Stephanie is CEO of Empower Hour (Women's Networking Group) and helps women and children off of the streets. She is the President of a nonprofit The Butterfly Element that helps homeless women and children, as well as, free coaching for grieving, business, children, youth and confidence. In her personal life, Stephanie is dedicated to her family, friends, and church. She's actively involved in Rotary Club, The Women's Thursday Club, a leader at The Tapestry Network, and her local Chamber of Commerce. Plus, she was a recent finalist for a local Honorary Mayor position. Married with a young son and daughter, Stephanie is passionate about impacting the lives of others, and helping those she meets to achieve both their professional and personal goals.
NCCSA Board Member
Secretary & Treasurer
As the founder of https://aretheyabusive.org Nicollette Zupo is committed to working closely with our judicial system and communities. Nicollette's personal experiences involving domestic violence has helped her to understand what needs to be changed so our communities and families no longer need to suffer from abuse. Nicollette's main focus is in creating a public registry that mimics Megan's Law, yet is solely focused on domestic violence abusers/ stalkers- basically anyone that has had to be restrained by the court system due to any type of abuse that was found to be fact. Nicollette is also hoping to change the way the family court system views abuse in respect to parental custody. Statistics show that abusive parents create abusive children, and by changing the way the Courts handle custody with abusive parents, we can collectively stop the cycle of abuse from reoccurring. Nicollette can be contacted directly through the website.