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At CACI, we believe children begin to heal the moment they are heard.


MISSION: To support and sustain Illinois' Children Advocacy Centers through leadership in Resource Development, Education and, Collaboration.

VISION: The need of children and families are paramount in the public health response to child abuse and Illinois CACs and MDTs are valued and essential partners in that effort.

Established in 1995, the Children’s Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI) is an accredited chapter of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA).  CACI is the network that coordinates and provides a comprehensive response to child abuse in Illinois. As the leading resource on child abuse issues, CACI stays abreast of the latest research in child abuse, as well as the most child-friendly approaches in investigation and treatment of child abuse. Our mission is to begin the healing process for abused children by supporting the Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) throughout Illinois in partnership with local communities and agencies investigating and prosecuting child abuse.