Who We Are
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About Child Abuse
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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 - Administrative Assistant

Kimberly Duffy, MSW - Forensic Interviewing& Education Programs Manager

Deborah Harrison - Executive Director

Nichole Lehr, MSW, LSW - Family Advocacy Program Manager

Betty Markle - Intake Coordinator



Board Officers

President - Jason Loper, Chief, Fairview Township Police  

Vice President -  Alison Delmonte, M&T Bank

Secretary - Amy Eyster, Attorney, O'Donnell & Barr

Treasurer - Jennifer Forsythe, SF& Co

Board Members

Sandi Barefoot - Community Volunteer

Robert Bernard - York City School District

Laura Bosley - Pressley Ridge

Rebecca Burdette, M.D.

Tonia Calabretta - & Wealth Partners

Helen Edwards - The Glatfelter Agency

William Greenawalt, Jr. - The Glatfelter Agency

Amy Lutz - Fox43

Brenda Riddle -Berkshire Hathaway

Stephanie Romero - Community Progress Council/Head Start

Deb Stock - Turning Point Women's Counseling and Advocacy Center

Ex-Officio Members

Thomas L. Kearney, III - York County District Attorney

Arthur D. Smith, Jr. - West Manchester Township Police Chief

David Turkewitz, M.D. - York Hospital Pediatrics


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