The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, A Service of NFMMC
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara exists to protect children.
It’s a multi-disciplinary program that responds to reports of physical and sexual child abuse by coordinating a unified response by criminal justice, medical and mental health services professionals at a single location.
Prosecutors, police officers, child protection workers, therapists, victim advocates and medical professionals work together to investigate allegations and to reduce the trauma for children reported as victims by:
- Providing a comfortable, child-friendly environment for interviews and other services
- Reducing the number of times the child is interviewed
- Arranging medical, mental health and victim advocacy services.
The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara is an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance. Referrals are made to the Center by local law enforcement agencies and child protective services. Its partners include Memorial Medical Center, local law enforcement agencies, the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office and the Niagara County Department of Social Services.