Who We Are
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York County Children's Advocacy Center
South Queen Street
York, PA

(717) 718-4253

Who We Are

The York County Children's Advocacy Center offers a safe place for child abuse victims to receive forensic interviews and forensic medical exams.

Agency Staff

Lauren Carter, MSW - Forensic Interviewer

Cheri Crounse - AdministrativeAssistant

Kimberly Duffy, MSW - Forensic Interviewing& EducationPrograms Manager

Erin Gibson, MSW – Family Advocate

Deborah Harrison - Executive Director

Betty Markle - Intake Coordinator

Melissa Page- York County Prevention Coordinator, Safe and Healthy Communities Initiative

Clara Roberti, MSW – Bilingual Forensic Interviewer

Jennifer Smeltzer- Family Advocacy Program Manager



Board Officers

President - Amy Loper

Vice President - Robert Bernard - York City School District

Secretary - Brenda Riddle -Berkshire Hathaway

Treasurer - Jennifer Forsythe, SF& Co

Board Members

Tammy Estep – Members 1st Credit Union

CarrieAnn Frolio – Family First Health

Cindy Workinger – Quality Eicholtz

Ex-Officio Members

David Sunday - York County District Attorney

Jason Loper - Fairview Township Police Chief /Past President

Honorary Board Members

William Greenawalt, Jr –The Glatfelter Agency

C. Ryan Hastings RLH CPA’s & Business Advisors

Brian Ports – First Capital Design Group, LLC


Partner Agencies and Multidisciplinary Investigative Team Advisory Board

York County Office of Children, Youth and Families

Memorial Hospital

Guardians Ad Litum

WellSpan SAFE Team

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

York County Chiefs of Police Association

Victim Assistance Center, a Program of the YWCA

Office of the District Attorney of York, PA

York & Adams MH-IDD

Hanover Hospital


Local, Statewide and National Affiliations


The York County Children's Advocacy Center is an independent 501 (c) (3) organization partially funded by the York County Commissioners and York County Children & Youth Services, as well as grants and donations from individuals, corporations and funders throughout the County.


The York County Children's Advocacy Center is a Member Agency of the Pennsylvania Chapter of Children's Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Investigative Teams. www.penncac.org



The York County Children's Advocacy Center is an Associate Member of the National Children's Alliance, the National Association for Children's Advocacy Centers. www.nationalchildrensalliance.org