Our Partners

The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center is unique in that all the services a victim a child abuse or human trafficking needs are located in one space.

Our services include forensic investigations, advocacy, medical and mental health assistance, all delivered in a warm, child-friendly environment. From the first interview through the trial and beyond, this streamlined approach is made possible by the collaboration of several agencies.

New York State Police

MRCAC utilizes assigned investigators for cases that are multi-jurisdictional in nature.

Onondaga County Attorney’s Office

This agency is responsible for child neglect and abuse and foster care matters in Family Court. A team of attorneys assists in overseeing and coordinating cases presented in court.

Onondaga County Children and Family Services

A Child Protective Services team specializes in the investigation of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and child fatalities.

Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office

Assistant District Attorneys from the Special Victims Bureau, who prosecute Onondaga County child abuse cases, help prepare MRCAC’s children and families for court proceedings.

Onondaga County Mental Health Services

This office specializes in prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services.

Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office

This office provides objective, comprehensive medicolegal investigations to establish an accurate, legally-defensible cause and manner of death for all unnatural, unattended, and unexpected deaths that occur within Onondaga County.

Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office

Trained sexual abuse investigators are specifically assigned to MRCAC cases.

SUNY Upstate Center for Maternal and Child Health

Part of our human trafficking services, the CMATCH staff is a team of professionals working together in a collaborative effort to foster the growth and continual improvement of maternal and child health.

SUNY Upstate Medical Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation Program

The CARE (Child Abuse Referral and Evaluation) Program provides medical services and psychosocial evaluations for children who may be victims of sexual or physical abuse. The Golisano Children’s Hospital is a component of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

Syracuse City Police Department

Trained sexual abuse investigators are specifically assigned to MRCAC cases.

Syracuse Community Health Center

Part of our human trafficking services, the mission of this organization is to provide quality health care services to all individuals with a commitment to those who might otherwise be excluded from the health care system.

Vera House

This local nonprofit provides strength-based, trauma-informed therapists focused on the mental health of children and teenagers.