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About Us

The Center provides services to children who are victims of sexual abuse and severe physical abuse, including child sensitive interviews for law enforcement purposes, counseling, medical exams, legal advocacy and community resource referrals.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

James W. Glasgow - Chairperson
Will County State's Attorney

Mike Kelley - Vice Chair
Will County Sheriff

Brian Benton - Secretary
Chief, Joliet Police Department

David Thornton CPA - Treasurer
Carey & Thornton LLC

Rich Wilk - Executive Committee
Interim Captain, Illinois State Police, Dist. 5

Randy Bultman - Executive Committee
Behavioral Health Coordinator, Will County Health Department

Ragan Freitag - Executive Committee
Will County Board Member, Dist. 6
Attorney, Kavanagh, Grumley & Gorbold, LLC

Carolyn Travis - Executive Committee
Area Administrator, Department of Children & Family Services

Duffy Blackburn CPA
Will County Auditor

Carole Cheney
District Chief of Staff, Congressman Bill Foster

Anne Dralle
Former Will County Board Member

Mike Fricilone
Will County Board Member, Dist. 7
EVP, Midwest Office Interiors

Jim Holland
Mayor, Village of Frankfort

Joe Kocek
Retired Detective, Tinley Park Policy Department

Mike Mikuska
Owner, Mickey Companies

Alan Nowacki
Owner, Nowacki Insurance

Brooke Simpson
Insurance/Financial Agent, Mary Wlodarski Insurance Agency

Scott Slocum
Program Director/Broadcaster, WJOL Radio

Rick Smith
Director, Will County Adult Probation

Dennis Wolff
Sales Director, Hawk Chevrolet Joliet

 

STAFF

Lisa Morel Las, M.Ed.
Executive Director

Jaclyn Lundquist, M.S.W.
Forensic Interviewer

Beth Kasper, M.B.A., M.S.
Director of Finance & Grants

TBA
In-Take Coordinator/Family Advocate

openings

Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting and be part of a dynamic culture of professionals who help victims of child sexual abuse to reclaim their lives. Submit cover letter and resume to cac@willcountyillinois.com and include the position title in the subject line.

MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR (Contractual)

Job Summary: To help child victims of crime and non-offending family members cope with behavioral and emotional problems associated with their trauma by providing evidence-supported, trauma-informed individual, group and family therapy.

Essential Functions:
  • Develop and deliver clinical services to child victims and non-offending family members.
  • Observe client to detect indications of abnormal behavior.
  • Conduct intake assessments with child and family.
  • Develop individualized intervention plans for each family.
  • Participate at case reviews or provide clinical updates monthly.
  • Establish and maintain clear and concise client files.
  • Attend and successfully complete all mandatory trainings, workshops, and conferences, as assigned.
  • Maintain license. Arrange for individual supervision as needed to maintain licensure.
  • Follow code of ethics of professional organization of specific discipline.
  • Present one Will County Children’s Advocacy Center training per year.

Education and Experience:
Master’s degree with a clinical license in psychology, social work, related field required. Experience working with child abuse victims strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of child development, diagnoses, impact of sexual abuse and physical abuse on children, PTSD, and trauma.
  • Expertise in short-term child/family therapy and interventions for children with serious behavior and emotional problems.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality as necessary to maintain agency policy and HIPPA regulations.
  • Sensitive to and respective of cultural differences.

Other Requirements:
Successful clearance of child abuse and police background checks.

In 2012, the Will County Children's Advocacy Center launched the Paws 4 Kids program that offers furry friendship and canine comfort to children who have suffered the trauma of sexual abuse.

Learn more about Paws 4 Kids!

openings

Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting and be part of a dynamic culture of professionals who help victims of child sexual abuse to reclaim their lives.
Learn more and apply here.

 

 

 

Hotline

If you suspect a child is being abused please call the State of Illinois Hotline:

1-800-25-ABUSE
(1-800-252-2873)

Or call your local law enforcement.