The Southern Tier Child Advocacy Center (STCAC) provides a comprehensive, coordinated response to the Investigation of child sexual and/or physical abuse and maltreatment allegations. Our Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) members work together to investigate, prosecute and provide services to abused children. The most important part of the investigation is the child victim; the safety of the child victim comes first before any other case needs. This collaborative response includes mechanisms to assure the availability of neutral, non-leading, forensic interviews; medical evaluations; therapeutic interventions; victim support and advocacy; case review; and case tracking. Whenever practical, these components are provided at the STCAC in order to promote a sense of safety and consistency for the child and family members.