The CAC provides victims of child abuse with a friendly
home-like atmosphere. The CAC is geared just for children.
A non-threatening site for forensic interviews is
provided at the CAC. Specially trained professionals conduct the
Specially trained practitioners conduct forensic medical
exams in a brightly decorated exam room.
An advocate is assigned to each child and the child’s
family to act on behalf of the child’s best interests.
Center staff help connect the child and non-offending
family with other community services such as counseling, medical care
and/or financial assistance.
Multi-disciplinary meetings are held monthly in each
county the CAC serves.
The CAC is able to provide child abuse education programs
to community organizations, civic organizations, PTA’s, schools,
churches and businesses. These programs are available no cost to those
The mission of Two Rivers Child Advocacy Center (CAC) is to provide a
coordinated, multi-disciplinary approach to child sexual and serious
physical abuse investigations, which recognize the special needs of child
victims while demanding accountability for the crime of child abuse.
THE TEAM APPROACH
goal of the team approach is to reduce the trauma to the victims during the
investigation & prosecution of the crime committed against the child.
The team process employs a multi- discipline approach in
dealing with issues of child abuse.
The team is comprised of members from Child Protective
Services (DCFS), Law Enforcement, State’s Attorney’s Offices, Medial
Personnel and Mental Health Counselors.
The team approach strives to hold offenders accountable
through improved prosecution.
The team approach decreases the trauma that children face
when they have been victims of sexual or serious physical abuse.
The team approach reduces that number of interviews a child
How can you make a difference?
Two rivers CAC began providing services for abused children
in Southern Illinois in August 2001. Our goal is to lessen the trauma that
children endure after they disclose that they have been abused. The CAC
provides a safe, child friendly environment for the child to talk. The CAC
is designed to provide the best available aid through an interdisciplinary
team for the investigation and prosecution of sexual and/or serious physical
abuse to a child. The CAC is funded in part by government grants but relies
heavily on private donations from people like you. If you would like to
know more, look inside. If you would like to make a tax-deductible
donation, please mail to:
Rivers Child Advocacy Center
Phone: 618-833-7470 Fax: 618-833-7579