"Childhood should be carefree, playing in the sun; not living a nightmare in the darkness of the soul."

-Dave Pelzer


The Children's Advocacy Center is a facility dedicated to pursuing the truth in child abuse investigations. Professionals from child protective services, law enforcement, prosecution, victim advocacy agencies and the medical and mental health communities come together to investigate and intervene in cases of suspected child sexual and serious physical abuse. Designed as a safe and welcoming place for children to be heard, the CAC ensures that children are not further victimized by the systems intended to protect them. The Children's Advocacy Center facilitates investigations, makes medical and treatment referrals, and assists with any consequent legal proceedings in order to protect and support the children it serves and their families. We also provide comprehensive case management and crisis intervention services for all children referred to the center and their non-offending family members.

Whether you are someone we can help or someone who just wants to know how to do their part in dealing with child abuse in your community, we hope you find the resources on this site useful. If you have any questions or would like to support us and what we do, please contact us at (217) 384-1266.

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