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UPCOMING EVENTS

Golf Tournament: September 25, 2020 

 

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NEWS

June 4, 2020

Voice for Anti-Racism

CASA of Saline County stands in solidarity against any kind of injustice, violence or brutality that inflicts undue harm on...
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May 7, 2020 / Fundraisers

CASA Needs Support

When children are forced into isolation in stressful environments, the power of a CASA Volunteer is greater than ever. A...
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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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Last night, 7/27/2021, CASA of Saline County's director had the opportunity to speak to Women on Missions Quarterly meeting at Scott Street Baptist Church. We try to bring awareness of abuse, abandonment and neglect to organizations every chance we get. Currently, CASA is serving 82 children with 18 advocates with 1 advocate not assigned yet. CASA of Saline County is looking for more volunteers to help these children so they don't fall through the cracks of the judicial system. If you know anyone that would like to become a CASA, please reach out to us. Thank you!

Proverbs 31: 8-9 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
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Last night, 7/27/2021, CASA of Saline Countys director had the opportunity to speak to Women on Missions Quarterly meeting at Scott Street Baptist Church. We try to bring awareness of abuse, abandonment and neglect to organizations every chance we get. Currently, CASA is serving 82 children with 18 advocates with 1 advocate not assigned yet. CASA of Saline County is looking for more volunteers to help these children so they dont fall through the cracks of the judicial system. If you know anyone that would like to become a CASA, please reach out to us.  Thank you!

Proverbs 31: 8-9 Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly, defend the rights of the poor and needy.

CASA of Saline County Welcomes Mary Jo Agin and Angela Boggess to the CASA team. Angela was sworn in as an advocate on 6/28/2021 and Mary Jo was sworn in on 7/27/2021 by the honorable Judge Todd Lambert. We are grateful that they have a heart for helping children. We look forward to having them on our CASA team! Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less

CASA of Saline County Welcomes Mary Jo Agin and Angela Boggess to the CASA team. Angela was sworn in as an advocate on 6/28/2021 and Mary Jo was sworn in on 7/27/2021 by the honorable Judge Todd Lambert. We are grateful that they have a heart for helping children. We look forward to having them on our CASA team! Congratulations!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations Aaron Angela Mcguire Boggess !

Congratulations Aaron Angela Mcguire Boggess

Welcome!!!!

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Hi everyone! This community is amazing. We have 82 filled bags of shoes, only 18 to go to hit our goal of 100. That's only 450 pair to go. Can we hit our 100 bag goal? I think we can. Since we have had an outstanding response from the community, we are extending the shoe drive to August 27th. Therefore, there is still time to clean out your closets and donate gently worn or new shoes. We truly are grateful for the support you have shown! Thank you so much! Please share this post with all your family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less

Hi everyone! This community is amazing. We have 82 filled bags of shoes, only 18 to go to hit our goal of 100.  Thats only 450 pair to go. Can we hit our 100 bag goal? I think we can.  Since we have had an outstanding response from the community, we are extending the shoe drive to August 27th. Therefore, there is still time to clean out your closets and donate gently worn or new shoes. We truly are grateful for the support you have shown! Thank you so much! Please share this post with all your family and friends.

Hi everyone! This community is amazing. We have 71 filled bags of shoes, only 29 to go to hit our goal of 100. Because we have had an outstanding response from the community, we are extending the shoe drive to August 10th. Therefore, there is still time to clean out your closets and donate gently worn or new shoes. We truly are grateful for the support you have shown! Thank you so much! Please share this post with all your family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less

Hi everyone! This community is amazing. We have 71 filled bags of shoes, only 29 to go to hit our goal of 100.  Because we have had an outstanding response from the community, we are extending the shoe drive to August 10th. Therefore, there is still time to clean out your closets and donate gently worn or new shoes. We truly are grateful for the support you have shown! Thank you so much! Please share this post with all your family and friends.

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I’ll bring a bag Monday!

We have a box full at work!

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I am so excited that we are over half way there in the shoe drive. Just 49 bags to go so keep them coming! We thank everyone for your support! ... 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.