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What is CASA?

Every year in the United States, millions of children are abused, neglected, or abandoned by their families.  Last year, over 581,000 of these children were removed from their homes.  "CASA" is an acronym for a "Court Appointed Special Advocate".  CASA is a non-profit organization that recruits and trains volunteers to advocate for  the best interests of these abused and neglected children within the court system.    In Saline County there are an estimated 450 family reports of child abuse or neglect each year.  Of these reports over 100 children are wards of the court at any given time.  Of the 100 children in the court system, Saline County CASA is currently serving 53.

What is a CASA Advocate?

A CASA Advocate is a community member who gives of their time to ensure that abused and neglected children receive a safe, nurturing, permanent home as quickly as possible.  They do this by gathering facts, discerning options, and preparing reports for the court.  They also assist the court and social agencies in eliminating delays, advancing the child's case in a timely fashion, and monitoring the case until a final outcome is achieved.

To achieve our goal of assisting every child in the court system, more advocates are needed.  To become an advocate, one must pass a preliminary screening process, complete a 30 hour training program, and observe 6 hours of court procedures.

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  • J. Bacher, Inc.
  • Dr. Jamie Stricklin
  • Joyner Therapy Services
  • Russell Oil Company, Roc One Stop
  • Peoples National Bank
  • Harrisburg Dairy Queen
  • Bonan Business Center
  • Commercial Janitorial Services
  • Janet and Larry Jones
  • Egyptian Health Department
  • Mark Jones Koerner Distributing
  • Hbg Town & Country Lions
  • Trina Irwin
  • Integrated Health
  • Old National Bank
  • Eldorado Police Department
  • Penrod Plumbing
  • Joe & Pam Pearson
  • Nancy Braddock
  • Primary Care Group
  • Elizabeth Woodworth
  • Legence Bank
  • Rodney Wallace
  • Barnes Lumber Company
  • Robert Schmink
  • Marty & Beverly Watson
  • LLS Trucking
  • Sutton Plumbing
  • Marion & Hazel White
  • Justice Bruce Stewart
  • Dr. Benna and Tim Daugherty
  • Patton Family Pharmacy
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  • IL Barr Foundation
  • Raymond James Financial
  • Best One Tire & Service
  • Beth Barger
  • Brown & Roberts
  • Neal Heflin Heflin Law Firm
  • Bankston Fork Baptist Church
  • Harrisburg Medical Center
  • Dairy Queen
  • Robert Wilson
  • Occupational Performance Rehab
  • Keith & Nina Brown
  • Rigway Eagles
  • Angie and Bryce Hampton
  • College Club of Saline County
  • Felty Funeral Home
  • M&S Implement
  • Tri-State Business
  • Ron Maloney Construction
  • Ameren
  • Tom Clore Prudential Insurance
  • Bishop Enterprises
  • Harrisburg Masonic Lodge
  • Ferrell Hospital
  • Beck's Drugs
  • Danny & Kathy Ragan
  • Maddox Auto Body Shop
  • Rick Brockett State Farm Insurance
  • All In One Real Estate
  • Saline Co. States Attorney office
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  • VFW/Eldorado
  • Toni Drone
  • BBQ Barn
  • Jerry Doug Watson Saline Co Coroner
  • Katina Eubanks
  • Scott & Tara Riggs
  • Roger Angelly
  • Medicap Pharmacy/Eldorado
  • Sean Watson Saline Co Deputy Coroner
  • Jim Hayes, Inc.
  • Dr. Michael Gearing
  • Raben Tire Co
  • Medicine Shoppe
  • Banterra Bank
  • Dr. Roger Herrin
  • Walnut Grove Baptist Church
  • Saline Ridge Missionary Baptist Church
  • Brandon Phelps State Representative
  • Carlos & Ellen Tanner dba Tanner Marlo CPAs
  • American Legion Post 169
  • Morello's Pizza and Grill
  • Wallace Auto Parts
  • Farmer's State Bank
  • Shawnee Link
  • Mayor Rocky James
  • Carpet Masters
  • Susan Justice
  • Tison & Hall
  • Kiwanis Club of Harrisburg
  • Kathy Craig
  • SIC Foundation
  • Jenny Jones
  • Sons of the American Legion Harrisburg
  • John Weir
  • Centrifugal Services
  • Dorrisville Baptist Church
  • Tequila's
  • Verla Kerley
  • FOP #142
  • Katie and David Disney
  • Oshel Law PC
  • Dean West West Financial Services
  • Linda Bramlet
  • John & Gayla Gardner
  • Country Classic Motors
  • Jim Henson Henson's Seamless Guttering
  • Poshard Foundation
  • Dad's BBQ
  • Kevin Reimer KWR Consulting

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Office is now located in the basement of Old National Bank Harrisburg IL

Become an Advocate!  Training sponsored in part by the Illinois Bar Foundation and the Poshard Foundation.

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Sunday, April 19th 2pm.  Location: Bonan Business Center

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