The Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center (CCAC) unites public, private and community partners to ensure the safety, health and well-being of abused children.
The CCAC is a public-private partnership between a non-profit agency and the four public agencies in Chicago that are responsible for responding to reports of child abuse. The CCAC opened in 2001 and serves as a central location for intake, investigation and follow-up for all child victims of sexual abuse in Chicago, ages 0-17.
The Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center starts with the idea that no one agency or professional alone can prevent and treat the problem of child abuse – a multi-disciplinary response is necessary. Children receive coordinated services from the legal, medical, child protective, law enforcement and social service professionals who are co-housed at the Center.