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Erie County has the 2nd highest rate of reported child abuse in New York State — more than 3,000 cases annually.

At the current Child Advocacy Center (CAC), we can only serve 1/3 of reported cases. The new location at 899 Main Street, on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, will ensure that all children are seen immediately by the CAC team under one roof. It will take approximately $10.5 million to create this new, expanded, state of the art Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf.

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One out of every ten children will be sexually abused before they reach age 18. More than ninety percent of children know the person who abused them.

Our Mission

The mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to integrate and coordinate services to meet the needs of child victims of sexual and physical abuse and their families at a single, child friendly facility.  Such response is intended to reduce trauma, promote accountability and facilitate healing.

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How CACs Help Kids

Empowering the Community

Your support sets children on a new course toward healing and hope. Join us at an upcoming training or event to get involved!

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Cases referred to the child advocacy center are reviewed by members of the multidisciplinary investigative team to provide the best all-inclusive services to children and families.

Enough Abuse Campaign

The Enough Abuse Erie County Partnership aims to educate the community in awareness and prevention of child sexual abuse.


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