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

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Call 618 889 2461 or 618-253-3355 for more information or check the FaceBook page

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 Training sponsored in part by Ameren Illinois and the Poshard Foundation

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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It's a great day to be a CASA! One of my other kiddos was adopted today by a loving family. I can not express the joy it brings to see children thrive in their environments and find their forever home. He is as happy as can be. Congratulations to the Baldwin family and especially to Colton Baldwin! Want to join the CASA team, contact me at 618-253-3355. ... See MoreSee Less

Its a great day to be a CASA! One of my other kiddos was adopted today by a loving family.  I can not express the joy it brings to see children thrive in their environments and find their forever home.  He is as happy as can be.  Congratulations to the Baldwin family and especially to Colton Baldwin! Want to join the CASA team, contact me at 618-253-3355.Image attachment

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Congratulations to the Baldwin family! Thank you to CASA volunteers everywhere that advocate for these children.

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Seeing a child succeed, grow, and learn from these difficult circumstances is what we're all about. We just need YOU to help us in our mission ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

Seeing a child succeed, grow, and learn from these difficult circumstances is what were all about. We just need YOU to help us in our mission ❤️

It's what we're all about, everyday, every child, every story ❤️❤️❤️

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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.