in responding to sexual abuse

The Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center provides a victim-focused response to abuse so children and families are able to heal.

We coordinate investigations with law enforcement, child protection agencies, prosecutors, mental health and medical professionals, and victim advocates to work together when investigating allegations of child sexual abuse in Delaware County.

The Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center is a program of Family Support Line, an organization dedicated to preventing and treating child sexual abuse in Delaware County for over 25 years.

News & Events

August 29, 2016

Delco Children’s Advocacy Center Wins Praise!

Surrounded by staff, supporters, MDIT members, and community leaders we unveiled our full accreditation plaque from the National Children’s Alliance. We are so proud of this accomplishment. Many worked hard to make this service available for our children. Please read more about the unveiling via the Daily Times piece here. If you would like to help victims of abuse, our center has naming rights. A simple […]
August 29, 2016

Look Who Is In The Red!

Look Who Is In the Red…. Congratulations Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center(DCCAC) -a National Children’s Alliance Fully-Accredited CAC! Thank you FSL/DCCAC Staff and our Board for years of hard work. We are giving children in Delco a safe place to tell their story. Since opening in April 2015, we have serviced over 450 children. We continue to be inspired by the strength of the children who […]
August 29, 2016

Interrogating Sex Offenders: The Dynamics of The Interview

Today, the Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center welcomed Jerry O’Callaghan a Special Agent with the FBI who led a training “Interrogating Sex Offenders: The Dynamics of The Interview” to 40 professionals from law enforcement, district attorney’s office and children and youth services in Delaware County. The attendees gained a comprehensive understanding of the tactical procedures to implement during interviews with sex offenders. Jerry O’Callaghan has been […]

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June 29, 2017

Why one volunteer has given so much for 3 decades….

June 5, 2017

What kind of training does a forensic interviewer have?

When I was considered for a position as a forensic interviewer in 2010, I had no idea how intense and valuable the training would be. While no academic background is required to become a forensic interviewer, most have social science degrees, as I do. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from Temple University and a Master of Social Science, with a concentration in Law and […]
May 17, 2017

Training heightens understanding of sexual orientation and gender identity

The Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center (DCCAC) sponsored a training for the law enforcement, child welfare, mental health, and medical professionals who make up the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) serving the interests of children victimized by sexual abuse.   The training, led Michelle Kline, was titled Opening the Closet Door; MDT approaches inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. The ultimate benefit will be for individuals of […]