Every child deserves to live in a safe, secure environment; to be nourished and nurtured; and to receive appropriate medical care. To that end, the Child Advocacy and Protective Services (CAPS) team at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children and preventing child abuse and neglect. We believe that improving the health and happiness of children promotes adulthood wellness.
Our world-renowned program brings together experts from many disciplines — including medicine and social work — to identify, evaluate, advocate and treat children and families with suspected child abuse and neglect. CAPS provides consultation for Comer Children's and the community at large. Each year, more than 600 children receive services from CAPS.