Leinbach donates $15,000 to Child Abuse Network

Del Cowsar, IREM Charity Committee, Jaimie Overton, Leinbach Company and two representatives of the Childrens Abuse Network
Del Cowsar, IREM Charity Committee, Jaimie Overton, Leinbach Company and Dawn Barrick and Rose Turner, representatives of the Childrens Abuse Network.

Each year the Institute of Real Estate Management holds a Fashion Show and Silent Auction event.  In 2017, proceeds were donated to the Child Abuse Network.  This organization is a cause that is very dear to Ed and Kathy Leinbach.  When IREM designated CAN as it’s recipient for it’s annual charity event, the Leinbach’s took notice and decided to support the event in a big way.  Leinbach offered to match every penny raised by IREM up to $15,000.  In October of 2017, IREM collected $15,120.  The check was presented to CAN representatives Rose Turner and Dawn Barrick at the IREM Christmas party in December.  Jaimie Overton appeared on behalf of the Leinbach Company and presented a check in the amount of $15,000.  So CAN received over $30,000 as a result of these efforts.

IREM has held their charity even for over 30 years.  Recipients have included the Make A Wish Foundation any many others.  CAN has been the designated recipient for the past 5 years.  During this period the Leinbachs have donated over $60,000 by matching the funds raised by IREM.  Thereby making CAN the recipient of approximately $120,000 in contributions.


The Child Abuse Network

Established in 1986, the Child Abuse Network was developed as a partnership between

  • Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office
  • Junior League of Tulsa
  • Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office
  • Child Welfare – Tulsa County Department of Human Services
  • Broken Arrow and City of Tulsa Police Departments
  • Tulsa Pediatric Society

The Child Abuse Network provides a collaborative and non-duplicated interagency approach to process and investigate child abuse cases. The centralized, team approach is designed from the child’s point of view to help minimize the trauma of child abuse investigation and promote the healing process.

Prior to the Child Abuse Network and the Children’s Advocacy Center (formerly Justice Center), children were taken from Department of Human Services (DHS) offices to police departments then to doctors’ offices in order to gather information on the reported abuse. To the child the investigation meant stressful examinations and repetitive interviews in cold, sterile facilities.

Now, CAN provides one, central location where the professionals come to the children. The centralized approach reduces the number of times children must repeat their story and helps them begin their healing process faster.