The Lee Gross Anthone Child Advocacy Center (CAC)
This child-centered program improves community response to child abuse through multi-system collaboration.
The Center brings together medical, mental health and child protection professionals, district attorneys and the police to address the needs of sexually abused children and their families with a single child-friendly coordinated response. Children heal successfully, and the program helps protect them from further victimization by promoting the effective prosecution of alleged offenders.
The Care4Kids program provides a comprehensive medical, dental and behavioral health assessment for every child who enters foster care in Erie County. Care coordinators ensure that linkages are provided to all needed services and that data is available to the court system to promote positive outcomes for children.
The CAC was the winner of the 2004 Award for Excellence in Child Abuse Prevention from Prevent Child Abuse New York (PCANY).
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