Our Mission is to strengthening our community’s response to child abuse through prevention, intervention and advocacy.
Braveheart CAC is a fully Accredited Member of the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) which is a professional membership organization dedicated to helping local communities respond to allegations of child abuse in ways that are effective and efficient – and put the needs of child victims first.
Braveheart CAC is also a member of The Kewanee Area United Way. “The mission of the Kewanee Area United Way is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.” Because we serve five different counties in Illinois, Braveheart CAC is also apart of the Bureau County United Way. The overall vision of United Way as a whole “…envisions a world where all individuals and famiels achieve their human potential through enducation, income stability, and healthy lives.” Braveheart Staff is proud to support these agencies and what they stand for.
National Children's Alliance
To learn more please visit: www.nationalchildrensalliance.org
Kewanee Area United Way
To learn more please visit: https://kauw.org/
Bureau County United Way
To learn more please visit: http://www.unitedwaybc.org/
REPORT ABUSE: CALL 1-800-25-ABUSE OR 1-800-252-2873
Do you suspect a child is being abused? To report suspicions, contact your local law enforcement agency or the law enforcement agency where you believe the abuse is happening. Concerned citizens should also make a report to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services by calling: 1-800-25-ABUSE OR 1-800-252-2873. Reporter information is not shared with families.
Are you a mandated reporter? Everyone who suspects child abuse should report it to law enforcement and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. But, if you are a mandated reporter, you are required by law to report abuse. Braveheart recommends mandated reporters review how to recognize and report abuse every year. For a free training, go here: https://www.dcfstraining.org/manrep/index.jsp