Who We Are
The Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes works with a multidisciplinary team of professionals who collaborate to provide children and their non-offending family members with the comprehensive and coordinated services and support they need.
CAC/MDT Program Director
Jennifer Brownell firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Advocacy Specialists:
CAC/MDT Advisory Committee
- Holly Adams, Ontario County Attorney Office
- Alisha Grant, Center for Development of Human Services, Research Foundation of SUNY Buffalo State College
- Scott Kadien, Canandaigua Police Department
- James Ritts, Ontario County District Attorney Office
- Eileen Tiberio, Department of Social Services
- Christopher Baldwin, New York State Police
- Rachel Gregory, Safe harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
Our Ontario County team of professionals includes the following partners:
- Boike Counseling 585-394-1442
- Canandaigua School District
- Canandaigua Police Department
- Family Counseling Service of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
- Thompson Health
- Geneva School District
- Geneva Police Department
- New York State Police
- Ontario County Attorney’s Office
- Ontario County Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services
- Ontario County District Attorney’s Office
- Ontario County Sheriff’s Office
- University of Rochester Medical Center – REACH Program
- Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, Inc.
- Victim/Witness Assistance Program of the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office
- Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes
- Lakeview Health Services
- Red Jacket Central School District
A Grand Opening (April 2008)
The Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes (CACFL) opened its doors to provide a location for coordinated, child-friendly investigations of child abuse allegations and related services to children and families in Ontario County.
The CACFL is the only program in Ontario County that provides these coordinated and comprehensive services to children and families. Since opening, the CACFL has helped more than 1400 children in Ontario County.
The CACFL became a fully accredited Child Advocacy Center by the National Children’s Alliance, the national accrediting agency that sets rigorous standards that ensure high quality services for children and families with regards to child abuse investigations and services.
The CACFL was also promoted to a Tier 1 Child Advocacy Center by New York State Office of Children and Family Services. OCFS is the state agency that provides funding and technical support to Child Advocacy Centers; OCFS oversees that New York State CACs meet the state standards set forth for all CACs.
The CACFL works hand in hand with OCFS and NCA to follow the standards set forth by both expert agencies and to create the best possible services for children and families.
A New Location (2015)
The Child Advocacy Center of the Finger Lakes moved its physical location from Phelps to 482 North Main Street Canandaigua, designing a Center to meet the growing needs of child abuse investigations.
The new site has private family meeting spaces, a teen interview room, a young child interview room, a medical room and space for co-locating services such as mental health counseling, family advocacy and forensic interviewing.
We're Growing! (2016)
Ribbon cutting ceremony for our new satellite site located in Geneva, NY.