Child Protection Training Academy


Actors performing a scene inside the Child Protection Training Academy’s Residential Simulation Lab.

The Child Protection Training Academy on the UIS campus is the first statewide simulation training project in the county that provides a child protection training laboratory for frontline professionals and students. University faculty have been working with the Department of Children and Family Services, Illinois Court-Appointed Special Advocates, law enforcement, domestic violence advocates and other frontline professionals to develop new and innovative training curricula that utilizes a realistic environment. For more information contact:

Susan Evans
Office: PAC 423
(217) 206-7985


DCFS Simulation Gives Inside Look at Challenges Investigators Face

View the May WICS interview with CPTA staff

WICS Interview


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