Trust. Healing. Justice. That’s the motto around Bivona Child Advocacy Center. A center dedicated for helping children escape, heal, and learn to trust again after enduring any and all forms of sexual and physical abuse. This center is one of the only outlets for child-abuse victims in the entire Rochester area. This center identifies child abuse victims and works with them and their families to ensure that justice is served so the healing process can begin.
In the United States alone approximately 899,000 children are abused every day. The number of these families that see justice for the abuse is very slim. Only 10%, to be exact. It’s unbelievable and unnerving that over 800,000 of these child abuse cases go unreported and don’t see justice done. This is one of the reasons why Bivona Child Advocacy Center was originated. At Bivona, the families of child abuse victims can rest well knowing that a team of doctors, forensics specialists, and lawyers have been put together to see justice through. And, as you can imagine, providing these services to the community of Rochester can require a great amount of funding and space.