State's Attorney's Office: Child Advocacy Center
The Peoria County Children's Advocacy Center is a collaborative effort among the Peoria County State's Attorney's Office, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office, the Peoria Police Department and other police departments within Peoria County, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and community mental health and medical care providers. Using a multi-disciplinary team approach, members of the represented agencies provide a coordinated response to allegations of child sexual abuse and serious and fatal child physical abuse. The purpose of the Peoria County Children's Advocacy Center is to coordinate the investigation of child abuse cases and the treatment referral for child victims of abuse along with their families as well as to provide a private, secure and comfortable environment during the child's interview. A Peoria County Children's Advocacy Center victim advocate assists the child and his or her family members throughout the investigation and prosecution of the case.