Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA)

Kankakee County Center Against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA)
Improves the quality of services to sexual assault and abuse victims to assist in their recovery and to work toward the elimination of sexual assault and abuse in Kankakee and Iroquois counties. Services are free and confidential. COVID-19 NOTE: Services are currently being provided via telehealth options.
Non-profit
Kankakee & Iroquois Counties

Services

24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Specially trained staff and volunteers are available 24-hours a day/365 days a year to provide support, information, empathy and referrals. The crisis line is also utilized by local area hospitals and law enforcement to contact a KC-CASA Advocate to support a victim of sexual violence through the hospital or police experience. KCCASA + ISAS 24-HOUR HOTLINE >> KANKAKEE CO: 815.932.3322 >> IROQUOIS CO: 815.432.0420

Counseling

Counselors and therapists are available for adults and children who are survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse and sexual harassment. Counseling is also available for family members and significant others. Individual, family and group therapy is available. All counseling is offered with complete confidentiality. 24-Hour crisis hotline: 815.932.3322.

Medical & Legal Advocacy

Advocates are trained to work on behalf of and with victims in the hospital emergency room, in the police station and in the courtroom. Iroquois Sexual Assault Services maintains a positive relationship with law enforcement and courtroom personnel to ensure that the rights of victims are protected.Two types of professional advocacy for victims and sexual assault and abuse is offered:Medical advocacy: trained staff and volunteers provide support and information to victims of sexual assault or sexual abuse and their significant others during the entire emergency room process 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.Legal Advocacy: trained staff and volunteers walk with the victim throughout the police and courtroom procedures by providing support and information. ISAS Advocates maintain an awareness on the status of each case, monitor the case throughout its legal proceedings and keep the victims current on changes in their case.

Prevention Education

Sexual Violence Awareness programs provide information on the facts, statistics and effects of sexual assault, sexual abuse, incest and sexual harassment. Prevention and safety tips are included in each presentation. Presentations are age and developmentally appropriate for children and can be tailored to fit the specific needs of any audience.

Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training

This comprehensive training, teaches participants to: respond to sexual violence survivors with sensitivity and support, recognize issues influencing different types of sexual violence, understand the medical and legal rights of survivors, apply theories of rape culture, and utilize person-centered practices. Participants earn a certificate in Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention. And, after completion, trainees are eligible to volunteer for KCCASA + ISAS/ISAS. You must be 18 or older to attend this training.

Support Group for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

You are not alone. Meet with other survivors and a trained counselor in a safe and confident environment to help you heal.
Last Updated: 07/09/2020 at 11:28 AM