Daily News Person of the Year: Julie Hurst

The Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center providesfree services for abuse and neglect victims, and their families, in a child-friendly environment. All support services and personnel are under one roof. There are two centers, one in Niceville in Okaloosa County, and the Pierce Family Children's Advocacy Center in DeFuniak Springs in Walton County. Without our fearless leader and CEO, Julie Hurst, ECCAC would not be where we are today. 

In recognition of her efforts and accomplishments, the Daily News has selected Julie as its 2016 Person of the Year.


Thank you Julie for leading a great team of staff, agency partners and volunteers through all the changes, past and future, to ensure ECCAC does everything possible to support the kids in our community.

This community is lucky to have you!!