Justice for Children Advocacy Center (JFCAC)

The JFCAC focuses on providing assistance to child-victims of physical and sexual abuse by reducing trauma and enhancing prosecution.  The goal is to reduce the number of times a child-victim is interviewed and to take those interviews out of intimidating locations such as police stations, hospitals, or the district attorney's office.  By reducing the number of interviews, we can reduce the possibility of causing further systems trama that many victims suffer.  Members of the legal, medical, social services, mental health and victim advocacy professions are brought together in one child-friendly location.  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. 

All services provided at the JFCAC are FREE:

  • child-friendly atmosphere for child abuse interviews
  • medical exams
  • forensic interviews
  • multi-disciplinary team reviews
  • information & referral
  • educational presentations
  • professional training

Referral Policy

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

Who is the JFCAC for?

  • Child-Victim of Physical or Sexual Abuse
  • Non-Offending Family Members
  • Service & Treatment Providers (Justice for Children Team Members)
  • The Community at-Large

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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