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April 16, 2018 / Fundraisers

Glo-Trivia Contest for CASA of Saline County

On March 24, 2018 CASA hosted the first Glo-Trivia Contest. Teams played 10 rounds of 10 questions or Trivia, decorated...
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August 9, 2017

safeTALK

Most persons thinking of suicide want help to stay alive.  People thinking of suicide find ways to invite help from...
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August 9, 2017

12 Things about Child Abuse

6 Million children are reported as abused annually.  Most victims of abuse and neglect are 18 months and younger.  Over...
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On this day my heart is saddened by the children who get in trouble and seem to like it. CASA has been with this child since 2011 and has tried many different ways to help. They are now getting ready to age out of the system. However, they just keep going back to getting in trouble and being destructive. No matter how hard you try sometimes, you just can't save them all... especially if they don't want to be a better person...but we definitely keep trying! ... See MoreSee Less

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Well, it's that time of the year again when we bring awareness to child abuse and neglect. April is child abuse prevention month and you will be seeing blue kids around the community. The blue kids reminds us of the silent children that we need to speak up for and protect. If you would like to become a CASA volunteer, please contact 618-253-3355 for more information. Training begins May 7th at 5pm at the CASA office (lower level of first mid Illinois Bank. This picture is a little dark, it is cloudy but it's 68 degrees outside! ... See MoreSee Less

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I am so excited that the Harrisburg Rotary has chosen CASA of Saline County as their charity of choose for their Glo-Bingo April 5, 2018 7pm at Morello's Banquet Hall. We are honored to have this opportunity! Harrisburg Rotary will be donating 25% of their proceeds to our organization and supporting our efforts to advocate for abused and neglected children in Saline County. Thank you to all the members of the Harrisburg Rotary. Please attend this event. You will love it, I attended last year and it was a great time! ... See MoreSee Less

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Update: CASA of Saline County currently has 11 children awaiting an advocate to speak up for them in court. Please consider being a volunteer! ... 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 20 advocates serving 68 children.  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 speciall 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 in Saline County. Currently 68 out of the 127 children in the court system are being served. New advocates are needed in order to assure that every child has a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.  To become an advocate or make a donation, contact our office at 618 253-3355 or 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 achieve our goal of assisting every child in the court system, more advocates are needed.  To become an advocate, one must pass a preliminary screening process, complete a 30 hour training program, and observe 6 hours of court procedures.