Oneida County Child Advocacy Center works to reduce traumatic effects of abuse

While wrapping up National Child Abuse Prevention Month this week, the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center aims to continue spreading awareness all year long.

Posted: Apr 29, 2021 1:31 PM
Updated: Apr 29, 2021 3:30 PM

UTICA, N.Y. – While wrapping up National Child Abuse Prevention Month this week, the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center aims to continue spreading awareness all year long.

The CAC investigates child abuse cases throughout the county, and provides services to help victims. Oneida County Undersheriff Joe Lisi said the most important thing the CAC does is try to reduce the traumatic effects of abuse.

"The most important part of this operation is to make the child whole, to make that victim who comes into this facility who's been abused, whether physically or sexually, to make that child whole by counseling him or her into the proper counseling and the proper treatment because if that isn't done then the child has lasting effects throughout his or her life,” said Lisi. "And that's the most important part, we arrest them yes, we put them in jail yes, but the end of the day the most important is that victim."

According to the county website, the CAC investigates around 1,000 child abuse cases each year.

Anyone looking to report suspected child abuse can contact the state hotline any time at 1-800-342-3720.

Posted by Oneida County Government on Thursday, April 29, 2021

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