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September 20, 2018

Fulton Rotary recognizes Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County


Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – The Fulton Rotary Clubs recently presented the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County with a Rotary District Simplified Grant to assist with the CAC’s mission of combating and raising the awareness of child abuse in Oswego County.

The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County recently received a Rotary District Simplified Grant to update the agency’s audio and video technology. From left are: Judy Young, past president of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club; Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County; and Patrick Waite, president of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club.

The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County recently received a Rotary District Simplified Grant to update the agency’s audio and video technology. From left are: Judy Young, past president of the Fulton Noon Rotary Club; Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County; and Patrick Waite, president of the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club.

“We are very appreciative of the support we have received from the Fulton Rotary Clubs.  The funds form this grant will be used to update our technology regarding the audio and video recording of our observations, investigations and disclosures regarding child abuse.  It will be of great assistance to our Multi Disciplinary Team of professionals who address child abuse cases in Oswego County, and comforting for the child as well as they will not have to experience the trauma of having to repeat the details numerous times, ” said Karrie Damm, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County.

Fulton Rotarian, Judy Young said that the Fulton Noon and the Sunrise Rotary Club partnered with Rotary District 7150 to provide funds for the grant.

“I work with non-profit organizations every year and have presented grants to a number of local non-profits such as Catholic Charities of Oswego County, Oswego Industries and others.  I admire the work that Karrie and her staff does at the Child Advocacy Center.  One of the requirements for the grant is that it benefits the community.  The efforts of the Child Advocacy Center, without question, do just that.  The assistance that they provide for is of great benefit to the victims of child abuse, in Oswego County and their families,” said Young.

The Child Advocacy Center provides a range of services to children who have been physically, sexually, or emotionally abused.  Working together with law enforcement investigators, child protective services, medical providers, therapeutic professionals, victim support professionals, and the district attorney’s office, the CAC offers a safe, child-friendly site that is necessary for a well-coordinated, effective approach to child abuse investigation and prosecution, and service provision to families and individuals affected by child abuse.

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

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