Child Abuse Unit

The District Attorney's Child Abuse Unit (the "CAU") is a highly specialized unit that investigates and prosecutes crimes against children. The CAU detectives and prosecutors work together closely to handle the delicate tasks of interviewing child victims, working with family members, and prosecuting the criminals who hurt children. The CAU also coordinates all of the agencies that deal with child abuse through the Chester County Child Advocacy Center.  The District Attorney has doubled the size of the CAU in the past five years, including both detectives and prosecutors, recognizing the need for more resources in this critical field.