2019 Legislative Day, in honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, will be held at our State Capitol on Tuesday, April 9th and we look forward to seeing everyone there! 

We encourage attendees to take this opportunity to visit their representatives and discuss the importance of CACs in the state of Illinois.

The CACI staff will have a table set up in the Rotunda (northwest side) beginning at 10:00 am. There is a scheduled press conference in the Blue Room at 12:30 p and immediately following, we invite everyone back to the CACI office for light refreshments.

Earlier this month, Governor JB Pritzker proclaimed April 2019 to be Child Abuse Prevention Month!
How to Contact Your Elected Officials

Get in touch with your federal, state, and local elected leaders by clicking here .
Overview of the Legislative Process

Check out this video which describes the formal procedure by which a bill becomes a law.

Please don't delay in registering for the Annual Advocate Round Table Training, the MDT Coordinator Round Table, and TF-CBT as these registrations are open!  

Looking forward to seeing you all soon,

MDT Facilitators' Round Table

You may not have this title on your business card, but every team has one. If this is a roll you fill, make sure to sign up for the MDT Facilitator's Round Table today by clicking on the region of your choice below.

You will have a great opportunity to network with other facilitators and to gain ideas to maximize your team's potential. 
Tazewell County CAC-Pekin, IL

Spero Family Services-Mt. Vernon, IL

Will Co. CAC- Joliet, IL 
Advocate Round Table

The first round table is only 22 working days away register now by clicking on your preferred region below!
All Our Children CAC-Justice, IL

Advocacy Network CAC-Quincy, IL

Guardian Center CAC-Carmi, IL

There are only 15 spaces left! Click here for more information.
Support Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

#SHINE is NCA's national campaign to transform the conversation around the issue of child sexual abuse. For many, childhood is where trauma starts and it is time for us to be the light that survivors can turn to.

Alone, survivors of child abuse are like stars, single points of light in the darkness. But as each one finds their community, builds visibility, and shares their common commitment to support victims and survivors, they can connect into constellations and galaxies, forming a Universe of Support lighting the way toward a brighter future.

Follow #SHINE by clicking the social media logos below!
UCAN will be officially opening their Hillsboro/Montgomery County Center April 1st!

The address will be:

108 E. Wood St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
CAC DeKalb has hired our first MDT Coordinator, Bri Kness, who will be starting on April 1 st . We are very excited to have her and look forward to all that she will be contributing to our agency and team. 
One of our child therapists just became officially trauma certified thanks to the training offered through CACI!

Our Walk to End Child Abuse will be on Saturday, April 27 th  at Sycamore High School Field House where we will walk united to the Courthouse and back. Registration is $25 and all money raised stays local and directly helps a child involved in an investigation. 

Still planning on a September 1 st  move in date to our new, bigger and better building! Can’t wait to share pictures. 

Tickets for Paladin's Medieval Auction Adventure are now on sale! $20 in advance or $25 at the door. For tickets, call 309-344-8416 or visit here !

We received a grant from NCA to purchase medical equipment for Dr. Kathy Swafford and the Children's Medical and Mental Health Resource Network (CMMHRN). 

CMMHRN serves 45 counties in Southern Illinois and exclusively serves the state's 5 most southern CACs with specialized medical examinations. We are going to be able to purchase 2 EVA Sane Systems for Dr. Swafford and CMMHRN which will replace her 18 year old MedScope. 

We are very excited to receive this help from NCA.
Children’s Advocacy Center of East Central IL
Family Advocate/Forensic Interviewer

Victim support and advocacy is fundamental to the Multi-Disciplinary Team response as well as the well-being of the child and non-offending family members. The Family Advocate is responsible for promoting a child focused, supportive environment at the Children’s Advocacy Center.

F  or a complete job description click HERE