The mission of the Victims Assistance Center Child Advocacy Center of Northern New York is to strengthen and protect children, families and community through an interdisciplinary approach to cases of child sexual and physical abuse. Our multidisciplinary team promotes early intervention, coordinated investigations, and collaborative action plans. The goal is to provide a safe, neutral, and child-friendly setting for child interviews, coordinating all victim services including medical services to expedite the investigation and prosecution of cases while providing effective and immediate support services with minimal re-traumatization. Services offered to child victims and their non-offending family members include: forensic interviews, referrals for counseling and therapeutic intervention, victim support and advocacy, medical evaluations by certified medical professionals, and case review and case tracking.

The Child Advocacy Center is funded by New York State Office of Child and Family Services. 

Child Advocacy Center of Northern New York

418 Washington Street

Watertown, NY 13601

Child Advocacy Center of Northern New York (Canton Office)

4 Stillman Drive

Canton, NY 13617

Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm
(Closed 12:30pm-1:00pm) 

Telephone: (315)-788-8520

Fax: (315)-782-2482

Canton Telephone: (315)-261-4228

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multidisciplinary Team Members 

  • Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County, Inc.
  • Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office
  • New York State Police Troop D & Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  • Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department
  • City of Watertown Police Department
  • Fort Drum Emergency Services Military Police & Criminal Investigation Division
  • Jefferson County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services Division
  • County of Jefferson Office of the County Attorney
  • Jefferson County Probation Department
  • New York State Parole Office
  • Jefferson County Medical Examiner
  • Samaritan Medical Center
  • Carthage Area Hospital
  • St. Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office
  • New York State Police Troop B & Bureau of Criminal Investigation
  • St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department
  • Village of Gouverneur Police Department
  • Village of Canton Police Department
  • Village of Potsdam Police Department
  • Village of Massena Police Department
  • City of Ogdensburg Police Department
  • St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services Division
  • St. Lawrence County Office of the County Attorney
  • St. Lawrence Valley Renewal House
  • St. Lawrence County Probation Department