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

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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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Help me congratulate Barbara Agin! Barbara was sworn in as a CASA of Saline County Educational Advocate on 11/24/2020. CASA is proud to have you as part of the team! Pictured is Judge Wittig reciting the oath. Also, pictured is the assistant States Attorney ,Amanda Moore. Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another great day to be a CASA! 6 children found their forever homes today. The children were so excited! Thank you to everyone that made it possible. Thank you to Judge Lambert for the Zoom hearing to make it complete. This is why it's worth being a CASA! It can be very frustrating and emotional at times but when you see the children so happy for this day or get reunited with family, it makes it all worth it! Congratulations to the Corcega-Farmer family and the Knapp family!😀👏 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 weeks ago

CASA of Saline County Inc

CASA of Saline County would like to welcome the newest member of the team. Barbara Agin has accepted the Educational Advocate position for Saline County. Barbara is a retired RN and a member of the community. We are very proud to have her on board. Congratulations Barbara! ... See MoreSee Less

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Another great day to be a CASA! Adoption and Reunification days are my favorite! There were 4 children who found their permanent homes today. We are proud of all of them; Amaziah, Oakland & Lily Yarber and Glendalyn Fann. The Yarber children were in care for 3 years and Glendalyn for 4 years. Thanks to everyone that was involved in the case, the attorneys and Judge Wittig & Judge Lambert for their efforts to make this happen. ... See MoreSee Less

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You can make a BIG difference. Ask us how you can volunteer! Post your email below and we will get the information you need to you! ... 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.