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Giving a Voice to Abused and Neglected Children in Saline County Illinois

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Next training begins February 27, 2020

Call 618 253 3355 for more information or check out the dates and times at

https://www.facebook.com/events/140383690057468/

 Training sponsored in part by Ameren Illinois and the Poshard Foundation

UPCOMING EVENTS

Trivia:  March 28, 2020 

 

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NEWS

April 1, 2020

COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CASA office is closed as of March 19, 2020 until further notice.  We are...
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January 6, 2020

Saline County IL Year End Statistics

CASA of Saline County served 108 children in the foster care system in 2019. The underlying circumstances in the cases...
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January 6, 2020

Children of Substance Abuse Parents and CASA

According to the Center on Addition:  Children whose parents abuse alcohol and other drugs are almost 3 times more likely...
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January 6, 2020

Signs of Possible Child abuse and Neglect

Possible Neglect:  Inadequately dressed for the weather (e.g. shorts and sandals in freezing temperatures), appear to be excessively listless and...
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April is Child Abuse Prevention month #preventchildabuseillinois. We at CASA of Saline County support the mission of helping every abused, neglected and abandoned child in the Saline County IL Juvenile Court system. During this time of crisis, we are asking our supporters to please continue to support our organization by SHARING this post or donating monetarily. We continue to work remotely and check on the children. Also, there has been a decrease in the number of hotline calls by 40-45% since the kids have been out of school. Please keep you eyes and ears open and if there is any suspicion of abuse or neglect, please call the hotline 1-800-ABUSE. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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COVID-19; due to the pandemic, we are currently out of the office and working from home. You can still call 618-253-3355 and leave a message, it will forward to me. Please share this post. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

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The CASA office is closed until further notice! If you need to contact someone, please call 618-518-3069. Thank you for your understanding! ... See MoreSee Less

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A special THANK YOU to Marilyn Jones and Commercial Janitorial Services out of Marion for their generous donation We truly appreciate your support throughout the year! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

CASA of Saline County, Inc.

A special thank you to our friends at Steward Chiropractic for the delicious gift of brownies from Dream Baskets. We appreciate the thought and gesture and all you do for the community. ... 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 24 advocates.  In 2019, CASA served 108 children but still only served 59% of the children coming into care.  There are 10 on the waiting list for a CASA.  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 special 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 who enters the Saline County Juvenile Court System. New advocates are needed!  To become an advocate or make a donation, contact our office at 618 253-3355 or contact 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 become an advocate, one must pass a preliminary screening process, complete a 30 hour training program, and observe 6 hours of court procedures. We need your help! Call today 618-253-3355.