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Chemung County Child Advocacy Center

Blaine Morehouse
304 Hoffman Street
Elmira, NY 14905
Tel: 607 737 8449
Fax: 607 737 8444
Email: bmorehouse@co.chemung.ny.us
Website: www.chemungcounty.com

General County Information
Counties served: Chemung
County population: 89,000
Community characteristics: urban/rural

General Team/Center Information
Operating since: October 2003
Independent 501(c)(3): no
Lead agency: department of social services
Co-located disciplines: yes
NCA member: accredited
Memorandum of understanding: yes
Interagency written protocols: yes

Case Criteria
Child sexual abuse
Child physical abuse
Child fatality
Child witness to violence

Interagency Partners
Elmira Police Department
Elmira Heights Police Department
Horseheads Police Department
Chemung County Sheriff's Office
New York State Police
Chemung County Department of Social Services - legal and child protective services
Chemung County District Attorney's Office
Southern Tier Pediatrics
REACH Clinic
Rape Crisis of the Southern Tier
Salvation Army Safe House
Elmira Police Department Victim Services Program
Family Services of Chemung County
Chemung County Office of Mental Hygiene
Chemung County Department of Probation
Chemung County Department of Health
Chemung County Medical Examiner's Office

Services Provided or Coordinated
Joint investigations in child sexual abuse
Joint investigations in child physical abuse
Joint investigations in domestic violence
On-site forensic interviewing
On-site medical exams
Off-site medical exams
On-site mental health services
Short-term counseling treatment
Long-term counseling treatment
Crisis counseling
Counseling for non-offending family members
Court preparation
Training for schools
Community education
Child fatality review team