For children 11 and younger if the assault/abuse has occurred within the past 3 days see Acute Pediatric Services.
For children age 12-17 if the assault/abuse has occurred within the past 5 days see Adult/Adolescent SANE Services.
For assault/abuse occurring outside of these time frames, use the information below for guidance.
When there is a concern or report of sexual abuse, children deserve to be cared for by a medical professional with expertise in this area. The specially-trained Pediatric SANE nurse at the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is available to provide this expert care which may include the recommendation that a child have a special exam known as a medical forensic exam. This special exam is important for many reasons: to ensure the health and well-being of the child, to diagnose and treat medical conditions that may be related to the sexual abuse, and to document any possible physical and forensic evidence findings.
Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) locations
Listed below are the eight Children’s Advocacy Centers across the Commonwealth with Pediatric SANE services.
P.O. Box 427
Barnstable, MA 02630
Cindy Moore, MSN RN, CPNP, SANE
Berkshire County Kid’s Place
63 Wendell Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-2800 ext. 123
Pedi SANE: Cindy Moore, MSN, RN, CPNP, SANE
Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County
58 Arch St.
Fall River, MA 02724
(508) 674 -6111
Pedi SANE: Lisa Capuzziello, MSN, RN, CPNP, SANE
Essex Children’s Advocacy Center
280 Merrimack St.
Lawrence, MA 01841
Pedi SANE: Kristine Aznavoorian, MSN, RN, CPNP, SANE
Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North Quabbin Inc.
56 Wisdom Way
Greenfield, MA 01301
Baystate Family Advocacy Center
50 Maple Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, MA 01102
Children’s Advocacy Center for Hampshire County
P.O. Box 1247
Easthampton, MA 01027
Middlesex Children’s Advocacy Center
15 Commonwealth Avenue
Woburn, MA 01801
Pedi SANE: Mildrine Tulysse, MSN, FNP-BC, SANE
Norfolk Advocates for Children
12 Payson Road
Foxboro, MA 02035
Pedi SANE: Rachel Niemiec, MSN, FNP-BC, SANE
Plymouth County Children’s Advocacy Center
309 Pleasant Street
Brockton, MA 02301
Pedi SANE: Molly Finneseth, MSN, RN, WHNP
Suffolk County Children’s Advocacy Center
989 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Pedi SANE: Adine Latimore, MSN, PNP-BC, SANE
Children’s Advocacy Center of Worcester County
180 Main Street, 5th Floor
Worcester, MA 01608
Additional resources for providers
- Massachusetts Child Protection/Medical Sexual Abuse Evaluation Services (PDF) | (DOC)
- MA Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit (SAECK) Tracking System
Learn more about the MA SAECK Tracking System, a comprehensive, statewide, web-based sexual assault evidence collection kit tracking system for use by sexual assault survivors, health care professionals, and public safety officials.