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Classes start September 10th, 2018

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Mon 10

CASA Board Meeting

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NEWS

July 5, 2018

Substance Abuse is a huge factor in child abuse and neglect

Those who regularly use alcohol and/or other drugs may not realize how their behavior can interfere with their ability to...
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April 16, 2018 / Fundraisers

Sheriff and States Attorneys Golf Tournament for CASA of Saline County

On May11, 2018 Sheriff, Keith Brown and States Attorney, Jayson Clark hosted the annual golf tournament for CASA of Saline...
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August 9, 2017

12 Things about Child Abuse

6 Million children are reported as abused annually.  Most victims of abuse and neglect are 18 months and younger.  Over...
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CASA of Saline County, Inc.

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and Giving Tuesday November 27th . CASA of Saline County is thankful, grateful and humbled by community supporters such as all of you. Let me express why your donations are so important; 1. They help us provide training to 10 or more community volunteers to advocate for 10-20 abused and/or neglected children per year 2. They keep the program stay up and running year round. In 2018 CASA has served a total of 94 children so far. Of those 94, 15 have been adopted, 6 returned to their family, 1 aged out of the system, 1 guardianship and 1 child case was transferred. Your donation is greatly appreciated once again on Giving Tuesday, November 27th. Thank you for your continued support! #GivingTuesday ... See MoreSee Less

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I am thankful that we have caring people to take the CASA training class. They will be helping children who has come into care with spiral fractures, clavicle fractures, other broken bones. They will be helping children who have been born substance exposed; mainly methamphetamines and amphetamines. They will be helping children who have either been in or have seen domestic abuse. These are just to name a few. My heart bleeds for these children because without an advocate many of them are lost in the system and end up repeating the cycle. Join our team in the fight against child abuse and neglect. You can make a difference in their lives! ... See MoreSee Less

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CASA Training: Tomorrow, October 16th 5:30pm in the lower level of First Mid Bank call 618-518-3069 to reserve your spot! ... See MoreSee Less

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The numbers are increasing in abused/neglected children and our volunteer number need to increase too. Here are some facts to consider: In 2016 38 children came into care in Saline County, in 2017 44 children came into care and as of 9/27/2018 there are 64 children in care. CASA of Saline County has 15 active advocates serving as many children as they can. However, more advocates are needed so these children do NOT fall through the cracks of the judicial system. Please become an advocate by attending the training class October 9, 2018 5:30pm in the lower level of First Mid Bank (use the side entrance east of the ATM) or call 618-253-3355 for more information. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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About CASA

Saline County CASA trains community members to advocate for abused and neglected children who are in the court system because of abuse and/or neglect.  Saline County CASA currently has 23 advocates serving 81 children.  The advocates speak up for these children with the court system, social service agencies, and others involved in the child’s life.

Saline County CASA has a Board of Directors consisting of 9 community members who volunteer their time to the program.  These 9 members make the by-laws and take care of fundraising efforts to support the program.  The Saline County CASA Board of Directors meet once a month and call speciall meetings when necessary.

To reach our goal and insure that every child receives a safe home, CASA would like to have an advocate for every abused and neglected child in Saline County. Currently 81 out of the 127 children in the court system are being served. New advocates are needed in order to assure that every child has a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.  To become an advocate or make a donation, contact our office at 618 253-3355 or any member of the board.

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.