Children's Advocacy Clinic

Circuit Court of Cook County
Domestic Violence Court Building
555 West Harrison Street, 1st Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60607
(312) 325-9111
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

The Circuit Court of Cook County's Children's Advocacy Clinic is a mental health assessment and referral clinic for children and parents involved in Domestic Violence Court. Operating in conjunction with the Children's Advocacy Room in the Domestic Violence Courthouse, the clinic offers a voluntary mental health triage system that screens children and parents for the effects of domestic violence trauma. Clinic clients are given referrals to appropriate agencies to address identified mental health needs, as well as other needs including housing, employment training and childcare. Clients also receive assistance in setting up appointments at referral agencies. The clinic's services include an educational component to help children process the violence they have experienced in the home and understand courtroom proceedings. 


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