The only agency of its kind in Will County, the Will County Children's Advocacy Center is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing hope, healing and justice for children who are sexually abused, severely physically abused, or have witnessed a violent crime. We are fully accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and are a proud United Way of Will County partner agency.
The Will County Children's Advocacy Center annually serves over 450 new children. Since opening our doors in 1995, we have served more than 8,000 children. Multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) work together in our child-friendly facility, to reduce trauma and identify resources, so that children and families may begin the healing process. We provide:
The Will County Children's Advocacy Center depends on the help of empathetic and generous individuals and corporations to carry out our life-changing mission for our most vulnerable children.
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If you suspect child abuse in Illinois, call 1-800-25-ABUSE (1-800-252-2873) or call your local police department (911). Outside of Illinois, call 1-800-422-4453.
The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center was established by Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow in 1995 to vastly improve investigations into cases involving the sexual abuse of children.
When children make an outcry of sexual abuse, they are brought to the Will County CAC, where a trained and compassionate forensic interviewer obtains an accurate statement in a neutral, non-suggestive and child-friendly environment. Interviews recorded at the Will County CAC have been used in the successful prosecution of hundreds of child predators over the last two decades. In addition, the Will County CAC's experienced staff provides children and families with counseling advocacy services that enable the healing process to begin.
Glasgow established the Will County CAC as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization so that it would not impact Will County taxpayers. As a result, the Will County CAC relies on private and public grants, donations and community fundraisers like the popular Men Who Cook fundraiser to provide its important services.