Children's Advocacy Center

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
    • Prosecutors
    • 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.

Children's Advocacy Center family room