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We are honored to announce that childhood sexual abuse survivor turned author, speaker, child advocate and activist Erin Merryn is on a mission to raise $20,000 for CACI by #GivingTuesday, November 27th. Erin is also the founder and president of Erin’s Law and a longtime CACI Board Member.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive an emailed receipt after donating.

Illinois remains one of the top states in the nation in the number of operating children’s advocacy centers, serving child victims of sexual and physical abuse and non-offending family members. There are 37 CACs in Illinois serving 98 out of 102 counties.

In FY18, 12,424 child victims walked through the doors of a CAC in Illinois to receive a forensic interview & follow up services for them AND their family. During that time CACI continued to increase services and its ability to support CACs. We also provided 28 trainings to 951 participants and coordinated 42 peer reviews!

Once again, we are humbled and thankful to have Erin take on such an awesome task and from the very bottom of our hearts, we ask that you join her!



The 10th Annual Champions of Children Conference will be held at The Westin Chicago Northwest - Itasca.

Planning is underway and we cannot wait to share with you all of the details!

Follow the CofC19 Facebook page here to get the details.

This two day MDT enrichment conference features highly regarded speakers in their fields representing each discipline, with separate tracks for participants to choose from that will best meet their professional development needs.

Check out this past Champions Conference here!


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