Our Mission

The Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (CAC) unites public, private and community partners to promote safety, healing and justice for child victims and their families.

By law, a number of agencies must investigate all reports of alleged abuse. Often agencies act independently of each other and children may be interviewed by many different people about the alleged abuse.

Helping abused children and their families requires an approach that addresses the physical, emotional and legal dimensions of abuse. And it requires a coordinated response from expert professionals to reduce stress throughout the investigation and intervention process.

The Children's Advocacy Center works in partnership with all the necessary agencies and specialists to coordinate a plan of action.

Together, we work with police, prosecutors, social workers, advocates, medical and mental health professionals and others to provide high-quality, specialized services for abused children and their families. What's more, we provide many of our services in the comfort and convenience of our child-friendly location.