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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

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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Do you know anyone that may be interested in volunteering to advocate for abused and neglected children? Please share this flyer with friends and family, acquaintances well just anybody! Advocates are needed! Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

CASA of Saline County, Inc.

So blessed to have such wonderful supporters! Today, CASA received a donation of $400 to go towards advertising from Commercial Janitorial Services in Marion, IL. Thank you so much to Marilyn & Allen Jones! If you are ever in need of cleaning services for your business, please give them a call. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

CASA of Saline County, Inc.

So glad to speak at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. Thank you Banterra Bank for asking us. Tammy Morris Samples done an exceptional job on telling her story of why she became a CASA. Casa currently is serving 110 children with 23 volunteers. So as you can see we really need volunteers. Pictured left to right: Lindsey McGuire, Trina Weir, Tammy Samples, Megan Densch. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

CASA of Saline County, Inc.

A special thank you to AFSCME retirees sub-chapter 55 and John Weir, president for the generous donation to CASA today. Also a special thank you to John and Donna Cullum for adding a little additional. We truly appreciate the support and look forward to continuing to advocate for abused and neglected children in Saline County in 2020. Pictured is Judy Lovellette Treasurer presenting a check to Trina Weir Executive Director at Dad’s BBQ in Eldorado during their annual Christmas party. ... See MoreSee Less

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I know I am a little late but it is still giving Tuesday. Please pick your charity of choice and don't forget CASA of Saline County serving 91 children of abuse and neglect in Saline County Illinois. Thanks! ... 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 110 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.