FULTON, NY – Executive Director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, Karrie Damm, announced that Shannon Kiefer has joined the staff as a victim advocate.
A native of Pennellville, Kiefer previously served as a substitute teacher in the Phoenix School District.
As a victim advocate, Kiefer will work closely with the CAC’s Multi-Disciplinary Team, which is comprised of a cross section of law enforcement investigators, child protective services, probation officers, medical providers, therapeutic professionals, victim support professionals, and the district attorney’s office, to assist children and their families who are victims of sexual or physical abuse to ensure that they receive the support they need and are able to access the specific services they require.
Kiefer, who holds degrees in art and graphic design, feels she has found her niche at the CAC.
“I have always been interested in working with children and guiding them in the right direction. As a victim advocate I will be able to do just that by providing positive reinforcement for children who have been sexually or physically abused. I may not be able to fix the situation, but I can help make their future better,” said Kiefer.
Damm added that in addition to her duties as a victim advocate, Kiefer would be involved with the promotion of the CAC and the agency’s fundraising events.
“Shannon’s background in art and graphic design will prove to be very beneficial as we move forward and continue to raise awareness of the CAC and the work that we do for children who have been victims of abuse and their families,” said Damm.
Located at 301 Beech St., the CAC of Oswego County is a non-profit charitable organization that provides a safe, child-friendly site for the investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.
The CAC also has a satellite office located at 4822 Salina St., Pulaski.
For more information on the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, call 315-592-4453.