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November 6, 2017 / Fundraisers

World Famous Harlem Wizards were in Eldorado to raise funds for Saline County CASA

On October 22nd, 2017 CASA hosted the world renown Harlem Wizards Basketball Team. They played a game of tricks, hoops,...
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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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Update on cases that need advocates: CASA of Saline County now has potentially 8 new cases with a total of 20 children that need volunteers to be their voice in the courtroom. If you are interested, please attend this training...the Children Need You! ... See MoreSee Less

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Superheroes Unite, it's Trivia Night! Grab your friends and come out to test your minds and have some fun. Name your team, decorate and reserve your table, dress in theme if you wish, and
DON’T FORGET TO GLOW IT UP!
Tables are $100.00 and will seat up to 10 people
Cash prizes for 1st ( $150.00) , 2nd ($100.00), and 3rd ($50.00) place teams.
50/50, Raffle, and Door prizes
Cash bar and concession available
Prize for best-decorated table & best costume. For more information and to reserve your table call 618-253-3355.
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Cosmic Trivia

March 24, 2018, 6:00pm - March 24, 2018, 10:00pm

Superheroes Unite, it's Trivia Night! Grab your friends and come out to test your minds and have some fun. Name your team, decorate and reserve your table, dress in theme if you wish, and DON’T F...

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Today, the inmates of Shawnee Correctional Center donated $233 to CASA of Saline County. We are so grateful and humble that they choose our organization. Courtney Parker BHT at Shawnee Correctional Center showed a power point presentation about CASA of Saline County on each of the monitors in the cells for Violence Prevention Month. The inmates were asked to make a donation if they wanted to. 26 inmates stepped up and donated to the cause. Again, no donation is two big or small when it comes to helping under privileged children or at risk children. We appreciate everything our community does! Thank you to everyone! Pictured is Courtney Parker, BHT, Shawnee Correctional Center; Jeff Dennison, Warden of Shawnee Correctional Center and Trina Irwin Executive Director of CASA. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to everyone who donated to CASA of Saline County throughout the month of November and especially on Giving Tuesday #GivingTuesday $280; Russell Oil Company, John Weir, Sharon Sanders and Susan Justice. We truly appreciate you continued 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 serving 72 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 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 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 72 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.