Programs and Services

Each year, more than 800 children and their families visit the Children’s Advocacy Center of North and Northwest Cook County for a variety of services in response to allegations of child sexual abuse or severe physical abuse. Whether they are visiting for the first time, returning for individual or family counseling, attending a support group or need the help of a CAC court advocate, CAC clients are treated with compassion and respect.

Services Provided

  • 24-hour availability for referral and investigative response
  • Coordination between family and mandated investigators
  • Expert interviewing of alleged child victims of abuse
  • Child sexual abuse assessments
  • Links to counseling and community services
  • Court preparation and advocacy
  • Crisis intervention
  • Short-term and long-term counseling
  • Parent support groups
  • Survivor support groups
  • Community education
  • Services for children exposed to violence aged 0-5
  • Professional consultation

All of CAC’s programs and services are available in English and Spanish and are offered free of charge regardless of age, race, religious affiliation, or sexual orientation. For more information contact us at 847-885-0100.