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.

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.

Hannah Fitzgerald

DCCAC Family Advocate

610-268-9145 ext. 12

Hannah serves as a family advocate and provides services to families by working with them throughout the entire process. She 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. She 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.

Andrea Morrow

DCCAC Forensic Interviewer

610-268-9145 ext. 15

Andrea received her Master of Social Work from Widener University and her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from the University of Delaware. During her academic career, Andrea worked with a university on-campus organization called Sexual Offense Support (SOS) to address issues of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, intimate partner violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. Additionally, Andrea has experience assisting children with behavioral needs, those suffering with HIV/AIDS, and has also worked in a local crisis and hospital setting. When Andrea is not at Delaware Country Children’s Advocacy Center, she works part-time as a dialectical behavior therapist. Andrea has a deep passion for prevention and treatment of sexual abuse and is eager to begin her new role as a child forensic interviewer.