We want your news! Send us: News release |Letter to the Editor | Share a picture | Newborn | Birthday | Engagement | Wedding | Other Milestone
Today









CAC Multi-Disciplinary Team Unites to Combat Child Abuse

FULTON, NY – Members of the Child Advocacy Center’s Multi-Disciplinary Team were recently recognized at the agency’s Annual Meeting for their extraordinary investigative efforts.

Over the past year the CAC served 475 children, provided more than 3,000 therapy sessions, and forensically investigated more than 211 cases.

Members of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County’s Multi-Disciplinary Team were recognized for their extraordinary investigative efforts. Clockwise from left are: Sarah Buske and Christina Letterle of the Oswego County DSS Child Protective Services; CAC Board President Betty Fadden; Carmen Rojek; New York State Police Investigator; and CAC Mental Health Counselor, Stacy Austin-Root.

Members of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County’s Multi-Disciplinary Team were recognized for their extraordinary investigative efforts. Clockwise from left are: Sarah Buske and Christina Letterle of the Oswego County DSS Child Protective Services; CAC Board President Betty Fadden; Carmen Rojek; New York State Police Investigator; and CAC Mental Health Counselor, Stacy Austin-Root.

“Our MDT members participated in more than 200 forensic interviews and contacted our victim advocate and case management personal more than 2,400 times,” said CAC Executive Director Karrie Damm.

“While our MDT team does a remarkable job on each to its investigations, this group of exceptional individuals were recognized for their extraordinary efforts on a particularly troubling case that required not only collaboration between MDT members, but also law enforcement professionals in another state as well.  Their work resulted in a conviction that has placed a dangerous sexual offender behind bars for over 40 years,” added Damm.

Comprised of a cross section of law enforcement investigators, child protective services, medical providers, therapeutic professionals, victim support professionals, the district attorney’s office, and other human services agencies, the CAC’s Multi-Disciplinary Team maintains a well-coordinated, effective approach to child abuse investigation and prosecution, and service provision to families and individuals affected by child abuse.

Team members share pertinent information regarding the cases, and by following the CAC’s system for monitoring cases, take necessary steps to protect children, reduce the trauma to children and respective family members and pursue positive legal outcomes that meet the best interest of the child victim and their families.

“Our Multi -Disciplinary Team enables us to offer a wide range of services to children who have been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused and their families.  Its efforts allow us to maintain an effective approach to child abuse investigation and prosecution, and service provision to families and individuals affected by child abuse,” Damm said.

Located at 301 Beech St., with a satellite office at 4822 Salina St., Pulaski, the CAC of Oswego County is a non-profit charitable organization that works hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, prosecution, child protective services, medical providers, therapy providers, and victim advocacy professionals in Oswego County to protect and serve children that are victims of sexual and physical abuse.

For more information on the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, call 315-592-4453.

Print This Post Print This Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Search Our Archives:

Weather Notebook For October 31, 2014

Cloudy and cool today. High around 50.

Continue reading


Health Department Announces Clinic Schedule for Week of Nov. 3

The Oswego County Health Department is offering influenza immunization clinics for people age 19 and older weekdays at the Nick Sterio Public Health Clinic, 70 Bunner St., Oswego.

Continue reading


Sunrise Rotary Supports Fulton Youth Hockey

At a recent Fulton Sunrise Rotary meeting, Jeff Schremp of Fulton Youth Hockey, accepted a donation from Rotarian Doug Stevens on behalf of the club. Jeff spoke about the program which runs from Oct 1 through March 15 and is staffed entirely by volunteers.

Continue reading


Christmas Oswego Community Youth Orchestra Breakfast Buffet Benefit Scheduled

Tickets are now available for the Lake City Masonic Lodge No. 127 and Lake City Victoria Order of the Eastern Star No. 205 all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet benefit and raffle for the Oswego Community Youth Orchestra. The breakfast will be December 21 from 8 a.m. – noon at Lake City Lodge No. 127, 765 E. Seneca St., Oswego.

Continue reading


Public Skate set at Haldane Arena in Pulaski

Salmon River Hockey and Figure Skating hosts public skate every Friday and Saturday from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. The doors will not open until 6:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday public skate will run until March 14, 2015.

Continue reading



v3_2014_64