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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.

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.

In addition to our work with children and families, we also provide training to community members who work with children. Training includes signs and indicators of violence, responding to disclosure, what action steps to take and more.

Youth Voter Registration

If you are organizing high school voter registration drives, check out the League of Women Voters' Handbook

It includes field-tested tactics, info on planning and executing high school voter registration events, facts on voter eligibility, and "event planning basics such as identifying the best time to hold a drive and how best to encourage young voters. The manual is also chock-full of customizable, printable tools and work plans."