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

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Next training begins August/September

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

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 Training sponsored in part by Ameren Illinois and the Poshard Foundation

UPCOMING EVENTS

We are planning something exciting for the Fall, keep checking back.

 

NEWS

June 3, 2019

Advocate Meeting

Date:  June 24, 2019 Time:  5pm Location:  CASA Office 2 E Locust St Harrisburg.  
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June 3, 2019

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 likelier to...
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June 3, 2019

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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With a saddened heart, CASA of Saline County lost another friend today. Don Brown was laid to rest and will be missed deeply. Prayers to all of his family and friends. Thank you for supporting CASA in the years past! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

CASA of Saline County, Inc.

Featured Advocate of the Month: Hello, my name is Eli Angelly. I am a CASA Advocate. I have greatly enjoyed being an advocate. My husband and I have a business in Eldorado IL (TA Restorations). I work many hours in bookkeeping and office work. However, I became a CASA advocate because there are so many children that have been through a lot in their lives at a young age. I feel that children benefit from having a positive role model in their lives. Someone that will be a positive influence and be there for them and advocate for their best interests. In CASA cases the child/children feel very alone and think that no-one is "on their side". Building a relationship with the child/children and having a positive outlook and attitude is one of the most important parts to me. The other part, that is truly rewarding, is making a difference in their lives and helping them find safe, permanent and nurturing homes. Please consider becoming an advocate. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

CASA of Saline County, Inc.

CASA of Saline County Board meeting today with Eli Angelly, David Morse, Natalie Miller and Kristin Kyle with special guest Valerie Mitchell. On a sad note, long time Founder and CASA board member, John Weir, resigned from the board today. We will miss you! On a happier note, we are planning an exciting, different Fall fundraiser that I believe you will enjoy. Keep checking back for details! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

CASA of Saline County, Inc.

Due to the closing of Mentors4Kids, their board elected to keep the money in Saline County by donating their funds to CASA of Saline County. We are truly grateful for the donation but saddened by the loss of such a great organization. My heart goes out to all the Mentors/Mentees and Board members! You are all amazing and so thoughtful! Thank you for thinking of us! ... 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 21 advocates serving 84 children.  There are 25 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 8 community members who volunteer their time to the program.  These 8 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.