The Chester County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is a child-focused center that coordinates the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse while helping children heal. The CAC emphasizes the coordination of investigation and intervention services by bringing together professionals and agencies as a multidisciplinary team (MDT) to create a child-focused approach to child abuse cases. Members of the MDT include, but are not limited to:
The Chester County District Attorney’s Office
Chester County Detectives
Law enforcement agencies
Department of Children, Youth, and Families (CYF)
The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County (CVC)
Mental health and medical professionals
Mental Health/Intellectual & Development Disabilities (MIHDD)
Nemours/AI DuPont Hospital for Children
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Chester County Adult and Juvenile Probation Departments
Department of Education
Other relevant agencies
All community members – mandated reporters, child welfare systems, family, and friends – have a responsibility for the care and protection of its children. Intervening on their behalf requires a willingness to bring child abuse to the proper authorities’ attention.
If you suspect a child is being abused, call Childline at 1-800-932-0313.