Our Partners

The McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center’s professional partner agencies are co-located under one roof to surround a child with support and protection. Our caring, streamlined approach minimizes trauma to children, preserves the best evidence for investigators, and saves the community about $1 million a year.

Children who come to MRCAC receive an interview, a medical examination, meet with a victim advocate, and connect with a therapist, all under one roof in our warm, child-friendly environment.

Our Partner Agencies

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 Service 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 Sheriff’s Office

Trained sexual abuse investigators are specifically assigned to MRCAC cases.

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.

Vera House

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

New York State Police

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