Justice for Children Center

The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) brings together members of the legal, medical, social services, mental health and victim advocate professions. The goal is to reduce the number of times a child-victim is interviewed and to take those interviews out of intimidating locations. These locations can include:  police stations, hospital emergency rooms, social services, district attorney’s office or even the location of the abuse, if it occurred in the home. By reducing the number of interviews, we can reduce the possibility of causing further systems trauma many victims suffer. The use of the CAC with its multi-disciplinary approach helps to enhance criminal prosecution and can strengthen family court dispositions that are in the best interest of the child.

Justice for Children Team Members & Service Providers

  • District Attorney
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Genesee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Batavia City Police Department
  • LeRoy Village Police Department
  • New York State Police
  • Child Protective Service
  • Genesee County Mental Health
  • Victim Assistance
  • Rape Crisis Services
  • Law Guardians
  • Probation Department
  • CASA for Children
  • BOCES Representatives
  • School Representatives
  • United Memorial Medical Center
  • Medical Representatives
  • Tonawanda Indian Reservation Medical Center

 

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The Building of a ChildAdvocacyCenter


Will you lend a hand to help a Child?

Services Provided

A Child-Friendly Atmosphere for Child Abuse Interviews

Medical Evaluations

Multidisciplinary Team Reviews

Information & Referral

Educational Presentations

Professional Training

Forensic Interviews

On-site Mental Health services

There is no charge for services provided by the CAC.

Referral Policy

All child abuse interviews and evaluations conducted at the Child Advocacy Center are referred by the Department of Child & Family Services (Social Services), Law Enforcement agencies or the District Attorney’s Office.



Who is theJFC for:

  • Child Victim of Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Non-Offending Family Members
  • Service& Treatment Providers ( Justice for Children Team Members)
  • The Community at Large
Alabama Alexander Bergen
Bethany Byron Darien
Elba LeRoy Oakfield
Pavilion Pembroke Stafford
Town of Batavia City of Batavia Tonawanda Indian Reservation
Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties