Citizen Advocacy Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan community legal organization dedicated to building democracy. Lawyers and volunteers focus on educating the public on their rights as citizens, encouraging them to participate in civic affairs, building community resources and improving democratic protocols. Visitors to the CAC office at 182 N. York Road can receive free written material and ask lawyers questions on matters of public concern. The CAC executive director is attorney Terry Pastika. She regularly facilitates seminars throughout the Chicago area to teach the public how to use the law to have a voice in their community. The organization was founded by attorney Theresa Amato in 1993. She is currently board president.