The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center has been awarded reaccreditation by the National Children's Alliance.

Accreditation is the highest level of membership with the National Children's Alliance and denotes excellence in service.

Child Advocacy Centers must undergo a reaccreditation process every five years to ensure best practices are being applied.

“The reaccreditation of the Oneida County Children’s Advocacy Center by the National Children Alliance is a tremendous honor and a testament to the unparalleled work it does to protect and support the victims of child abuse in our community,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente“  I would like to commend Director Joseph Lisi and all of the center’s partners for the fine job they do and congratulate them on this receiving this high distinction.”

A Child Sexual Abuse Task Force was established in Oneida County in 1990 and was renamed the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center in 1998.

The CAC handles investigations of child abuse in which the victim is under 17 years old.  In 2016, 695 children were served at the center, with 594 of those being sexual abuse cases.