PUTTING CHILDREN FIRST

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 […]

The Community Connection Blog

October 20, 2017

Committed to the Cause: Serving Family Support Line for 30 Years

Soon Family Support Line will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the organization and over that time we have touched thousands of lives in Delaware County for the better. But we wouldn’t have been able to get this far without dedicated board members such as Louis A. Robinson, Jr., or “Lou” as we call him. Lou has helped to develop Family Support Line […]
October 16, 2017

Child Pornography: The Lasting Impact of Images

  All too often headlines announcing an arrest for possession of child pornography show up in the news. Shock, horror, outrage, and disgust are common reactions as people process the injustice and exploitation. When the accused doesn’t fit the stereotype of the creepy social outcast, which most possessors don’t, a certain cognitive dissonance may arise, as well. Photos or videos of child sexual abuse may be […]
October 3, 2017

A Time to Fight Stigma: Mental Illness Awareness Week

“Nothing happened. She’s just mad and trying to get him in trouble. She’s always lying. You can’t believe a word she says.” These harsh words were said about a survivor named Liza by someone named Alex, a mental health professional who was meant to help Liza after she had been sexually assaulted. Why didn’t Alex believe Liza’s report of assault? Because Liza has a history of serious, chronic mental illness. Alex […]