The Child Protection Network is a 501c3 organization that supports the work of the Children's Advocacy Center and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs in their quest to protect children. We believe that every child has the right to a home free of abuse and neglect.
We support the Children's Advocacy Centers in Mclean, Livingston, and Dewitt Counties in their endeavor to investigate crimes against children and provide support to innocent family members.
And the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program that recruits and trains community volunteers to be a voice for children placed in the foster care system.
As of January 1, 2016, facility dogs are allowed in courtrooms to accompany child victims of sexual abuse. The comfort these animals bring is unique and profound. CPN is thrilled to have been able to provide $10,700 to help bring Joch to McLean County. CAC Director Judy Brucker, welcomed the fully trained, 2 year old labrador to the center last month and states "Best practice research shows that kids do well if they are feeling comforted at a time when they are anxious and they've experienced some sort of trauma." We know Joch will be an important part of their multidisciplinary team, bringing comfort to child victims of abuse and neglect.
CPN offers Fall Training Event
Protecting Your Children - "What We Must Know About
Child Sex Offenders"
Join us at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on November 8 & 9 for this important training session by Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S. Ms. Jensen has worked with adult sex offenders and their families for over 32 years and has served, trained, and provided consultation and workshops to numerous federal and state agencies and has published countless articles regarding abuse prevention. Professionals working with youth are encouraged to attend to learn just how child predators think, thus preparing adults to respond appropriately to protect our kids.
See our "Events" tab for information on how to REGISTER TODAY!
Blue Kid Holiday Trees set to arrive
in November and December
Visit one of our Blue Kid Holiday trees in the community, pull a tag off, and shop for a child....what a great way to donate items to a child in need! These trees will start arriving at various locations in November and December. Be on the lookout!
"Children have a right to feel safe, loved, and cared for. They also have the undeniable right to learn, grow, and become the people they are destined to be. "
"No child should have to stand alone. Kids in foster care need a voice. You can help... become a CASA."
“Being a CASA is like opening my heart to allow those who are hurt to heal.” A CASA once said, “You start out to change a child’s life and find you’ve also changed your own.”
"It’s everyone’s job to protect children. Each day at the Child Protection Network, abused and neglected children find Hope and Healing."
"Thank you for joining us in standing up for kids!"
"Powerless children need powerful voices."