Our Mission

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.

Contact Us

Child Advocacy Center of Northern New York
120 Washington Street
Suite 406
Watertown, NY 13601
Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:30pm
(Closed 12:30pm-1:00pm)

Tel: (315) 788-8520
Fax: (315) 782-2482

Services offered to child victims and their non-offending family members include:

  • Forensic interviews by law enforcement and child protective services
  • Referrals for counseling and therapeutic intervention
  • Victim support/advocacy
  • Medical evaluations by certified professionals
  • Case review and case tracking

Grant Funding

New York State Office of Child and Family Services

Multi Disciplinary 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