The Children's Advocacy Centers of Illinois (CACI) is dedicated to the development and growth of Illinois' Children's Advocacy Centers. CACI accomplishes this by offering its members a cadre of services which are rooted in the not-for-profit organization's driving principles: leadership, education and collaboration.
Established in 1995, 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 and literature in the child abuse field, as well as the most child-friendly approaches in investigation and treatment of child abuse.
CACI is dedicated to the multidisciplinary, child advocacy approach and a coordinated, comprehensive response to child abuse. To that end, CACI offers discipline-specific trainings to its members throughout the year; CACI seeks opportunities to collaborate with partner agencies, such as the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Illinois Attorney General's Office, on education and public policy issues; and CACI guides its members on "best practices" in the field.
CACI is an accredited chapter of the National Children's Alliance. Accreditation standards include:
The Executive Director develops and implements organizational goals and objectives consistent with the mission and vision of CACI and its membership. Oversees all CACI services and activities.
Statewide MDT Coordinator
The Statewide MDT Coordinator coordinates all training and serves as a resource regarding MDT issues, customized training, and Building Resiliency training.
Coordinator of Training and Education
The Coordinator of Training and Education develops, plans, and coordinates logistics for CACI trainings and is the point of contact for peer review.
Office & NCA Grant Administrator
The Office & NCA Grant Administrator is the primary point of contact for the CACI office focusing on NCA grant application maintenance, meeting and conference logistics, website content, membership access and social media.
VOCA Program Monitor
VOCA Program Monitor serves as the contact for CACI for VOCA grant administration providing oversight, technical assistance, completing site visits and serves as the Civil Rights Officer for CACI.
VOCA Fiscal Monitor
VOCA Fiscal Monitor serves as the contact for CACI for monthly financial reporting, technical assistance and completing site visits.
Strategic Administrator/Data Manager
The Strategic Administrator/Data Manager is responsible for oversight of data management system, gap analysis, program outcome and evaluation, and is the point of contact for OMS.
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