In Erie County, and throughout America, child abuse knows no boundaries. It reaches across all races, all lifestyles and all socioeconomic backgrounds. The Children’s Advocacy Center works diligently to minimize the effects of abuse — sexual, physical or emotional — on our area’s youngest crime victims.
Since the inception of the Children’s Advocacy Center in Erie County the conviction rate of child abuse offenders is currently 97 percent. Statistics show prosecution rates improve when abuse investigations occur within the first 24 hours from the time the abuse is disclosed.
Nearly 70 percent of our annual funding is from the generous support of our donors. It’s only with your support that we can continue to help children and their families find hope and healing from abuse.