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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.

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