Welcome to MERIT

The Medical Evaluation Response Initiative Team (MERIT) program is a community service of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford. MERIT provides direct services to suspected child victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect in a child-friendly manner and setting. Medical and social service staff also provide adjunct services to parents, guardians and caretakers. Additionally, they work in collaboration with the many agencies and systems that are involved in a child abuse case. MERIT is located at the Mercyhealth campus.