Our Response to Child Sexual Abuse

ChicagoCAC and our partners are the city’s front-line responders to reports of child sexual abuse. We provide children with a safe place to share their story in their own words with experts who will listen to them, protect them and help them heal.

We are part of a multi-disciplinary team of experts from the following partners, who are co-located in our facility:

  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
  • Chicago Police Department
  • Cook County Health and Hospitals System
  • Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office

ChicagoCAC staff facilitate our partners’ collaborative response, arrange families’ visits to the center with support services such as child life, conduct forensic interviews and provide family advocacy and mental health services aimed at reducing trauma so that children and families may begin healing.