BENEFITING: Community Foundation of East Central Illinois
Won't you become a part of Team CAC (Children's Advocacy Center)? Please help us raise funds to provide services to child victims of sexual and serious physical abuse in Champaign and Ford Counties. Fundraise, Donate, or Walk to help support our community’s most vulnerable children!
The Children’s Advocacy Center is the first point of contact for children who have been sexually or severely physically abused in Champaign & Ford County. We work with DCFS (Department of Children & Family Services), law enforcement and the State’s Attorney’s office to help seek justice for victims of sexual and sever physical abuse. Our specially trained forensic interviewer meets with the child to have them tell their story of abuse. The interview is digitally recorded so that the child does have to re-tell their horrific story of abuse over and over. The recorded interview is handed over to Law Enforcement and the State’s Attorney’s office so that arrests can be made and charges filed if the child discloses that abuse happened. Our Family Advocate works with the non-offending parent to refer the parent and child to counseling, which is paid for by our program so there is no cost to the parent. We exist so that the child and family can begin the healing process. We also provide education in the community about reporting of child abuse and the laws that certain entities are required to follow as mandated reporters.
Thanks to The Community Foundation of East Central Illinois for managing the crowdrise fund disbursement! Thank you to Jan Seeley and Danielle LeFaivre for allowing our organization to participate as a charity running partner!