New York State to Provide $4.45 Million to Expand Child Advocacy Centers


Furthermore, Cuomo explained that expanding CACs and mobile services will ensure more child abuse survivors will have a safe place to obtain professional support. The expansion will also ensure that these children will be on a “path toward recovery.”

On the other hand, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul, commented, “We are driving down transportation barriers to ensure all children and families have access to the critical health services and emotional support they need to live their best lives.”

New York State Child Advocacy Centers serve over 21,000 children

CACs collaborate with child protective services, law enforcement, family/victim advocates, medical professionals and therapeutic providers to better serve abused and neglected children and their non-offending family members.

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They work together in investigating allegations of child abuse, prosecute offenders, and provide treatment and support for victims and their families.  The centers help make the investigation process less traumatic for children.