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Children's Advocacy Center: Resources

How to Report

DCFS  - 1(800)252-2873


National and State Resources

Illinois Attorney General
State agency with focus on protecting the rights and supporting victims and their families

Children’s Advocacy Center of Illinois
Provides Illinois CACs with leadership, education and collaboration

National Children’s Alliance
Peoria CAC's accrediting organization which provides technical support and resources for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the U.S.

Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
Statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to preventing chlld abuse and neglect

National Center on Sexual Behavior of Youth
Resources and training for youth exhibiting problematic or illegal sexual behaviors

National Children's Advocacy Center
Models, promotes and delivers excellence in child abuse response and prevention through service, education, and leadership; provides extensive child abuse library – CALiO


Victim Advocacy

Crime Victim Compensation Fund
Provides financial assistance to victims of crime

Automatic Victim Notification-(AVN)
Provides victims with changes in the jail custody or case status of an offender

Illinois Crime Victims Bill of Rights
List of crime victim’s rights from the Illinois Constitution


Local Agencies

Safe from the Start
Provides support and counseling to children ages 0-5 that have been exposed to violence

Children’s Home
Community-based, family-focused programs that provide counseling, education and support to children

Center for Prevention of Abuse
Provides support and preventive education for physical and sexual abuse victims

Crittenton Centers
Provides crisis nursery, daycare, preschool and education for caregivers

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Utilizes community volunteers to advocate for children going through the court system

Pediatric Resource Center (PRC)
Provides medical services for child victims of sexual and physical abuse

Sex Offender Registries

Illinois Sex Offender
Search for the residence location of registered sex offenders.

Family Watchdog
View registered offenders and predators in your area

Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Peoria Police Department
Peoria County Sheriff’s Office
Bartonville Police Department
Chillicothe Police Department
Peoria Heights Police Department

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