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Special Events

Trivia Night!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Doors open at 6:00 pm

See the attached flyer for details!



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You Can Help!

The Tazewell County CAC exists solely on grants and community donations.  Since opening in late 1999, the community has generously supported the Center.  Those interested in working to end child abuse can help in the following ways:

  • The Center accepts monetary donations through their Friends Board, a 501c3 organization.  These donations are tax deductible.


  • The Center accepts donations of new or gently used non-seasonal stuffed animals, snacks and juice boxes, washable markers or other art supplies.


  • The Center has a variety of volunteer opportunities including fundraising and helping at the Center.  Please contact the director to discuss options.


  • Center staff is available to speak to community groups about child abuse and prevention.  Knowing the facts will help STOP this terrible problem.  Please call or email for further information.

Programs and Services

Child friendly facilities in each county

The Center operates full service offices in Pekin, Eureka and Havana.  Each location has a family waiting area, team observation room and interview room equipped with closed circuit access.  Interview rooms feature recording equipment, allowing audio and DVD recording of each child interview.


Specially trained child interviewers

Each county has trained forensic interviewers available to provide forensic interviews of children ages 3-17.


Advocacy for child victims and their supportive caregivers

The Center's Case Managers and Family Advocate assist families during the investigative process and prosecution of the case.


Case Management including court preparation for child victims

Center staff work with the county's state's attorney to assure children are ready for court procedures.


Free on-site crisis counseling

Crisis counseling, provided by licensed therapists, is available in Pekin and Eureka.  Arrangements for 6 to 8 sessions are flexible and set at the family's convenience.  These services are free of charge for clients, and funded by grants and donations.


Referrals for medical examinations

The Center partners with the Pediatric Resource Center in Peoria for child abuse medical examinations.  These exams are provided by trained nurse practitioners and physicians with extensive training in physical abuse and sexual abuse exams.


Linkage to community resources

Center staff have knowledge of local agencies that help families and provides assistance in accessing programs and services.


Coordinating the multidisciplinary team

Multidisciplinary team members meet regularly to discuss cases.  Center staff coordinate these meetings and provide updates to team members and supportive family members.


School prevention and community education

Prevention education programs are available for preschool and early elementary children, utilizing body safety strategies.  The center staff also welcomes opportunities to educate community members on child abuse issues.

For information on the prevention education programs, please see the Resource section of this website.

Friends of the Tazewell County CAC

The Friends of the Children's Advocacy Center Board is a group of individuals with a goal of raising funds for the Center's programs and services.  From organizing the annual Trivia Night, to sending out appeal letters and more, the Friends Board is dedicated to keeping the programs and services funded.  One of the biggest accomplishments of the Friends Board was paying off the mortgage in 2012.


Members include:

President:  Melissa Baer Adams
Vice President: Lisa Affolter
Secretary: Jackie Workman
Treasurer: Jill Sisk

Andrew Bell
Monica Charlton
Baylee Gambetti
Stacey Glesne
Abby Hill
Scott Kriegsman
Cole Munge
Josh Norman
Brittany Webb

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