Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center is unable to provide immediate assistance. If you are feeling threatened, physically or emotionally, call 911.

If you are located in Pennsylvania and are a parent or concerned adult and need to report abuse, call PA Childline: 800-932-0313. Childline is available 24 hours a day to receive reports of suspected child abuse. Each call is answered by a trained intake specialist. To learn more, please visit PA Childline.

Following are additional resources:

Visit childhelp.org, a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.

Delaware County Children and Youth Services:

Chester Office: 610-447-1000
Upper Darby Office: 610-713-2000
Sexual Abuse Center: 610-891-5258

Family Support Line offers a wealth of resources on our site to help answer your questions and address your concerns. We also have links to other national, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia regional organizations.

Delaware County Children's Advocacy Center Jodi Kaplan

Jodi Kaplan

DCCAC Program Director | Forensic Interviewer

610-268-9145 ext. 19

Jodi is responsible for the operational success of the Delaware County Children’s Advocacy Center whose goal is to provide a coordinated response to children who have disclosed child sexual abuse or serious physical abuse. Jodi coordinates the Delaware County Multidisciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT) and conducts professional forensic interviews of children and adolescents who are alleged victims of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, or have witnessed a violent crime. Jodi also develops, implements and maintains the procedures, policies and operational manuals for the DCCAC in compliance with the accreditation standards of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) and the local protocol.

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Lesi Elbirn

DCCAC Family Advocate

610-268-9145 ext. 13

Lesi serves as a family advocate and provides services to families by working with them throughout the entire process. Lesi coordinates the intake process by communicating with families, law enforcement, Children and Youth Services, the District Attorney, and any other individuals involved. After the initial contact, she provides advocacy services by meeting with non-offending caregivers to provide information on the interview process, referrals for medical and counseling services, and education on the judicial system. Lesi also supports families throughout their journey by providing follow up calls to address any questions or concerns, providing case updates when possible, and providing court accompaniment if needed.

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Kristian Coronado

DCCAC Family Advocate

610-268-9145 ext. 12

Kristian serves as a family advocate and provides services to families by working with them throughout the entire process. Kristian coordinates the intake process by communicating with families, law enforcement, Children and Youth Services, the District Attorney, and any other individuals involved. After the initial contact, she provides advocacy services by meeting with non-offending caregivers to provide information on the interview process, referrals for medical and counseling services, and education on the judicial system. Kristian also supports families throughout their journey by providing follow up calls to address any questions or concerns, providing case updates when possible, and providing court accompaniment if needed.

Susanne Whiting

Susanne Whiting

DCCAC Forensic Interviewer

610-268-9145 ext. 15

Susanne has a background in Clinical Social Work and is a Forensic Interviewer trained in the National Children’s Advocacy Center’s (NCAC) Forensic Interviewing model. She conducts developmentally sensitive, legally defensible forensic interviews with children and adolescents who may have experiences abuse and/or witnessed violence. Susanne works within the Delaware County Multidisciplinary Investigative Team (MDIT) and facilitate pre- and post-interview team meetings. Susanne prepares written summaries of the interviews based on DCCAC standards, and assists with program and agency outreach, case-tracking and the development of educational programs.