Tuesday, December 4, 2018

COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASA) VOLUNTEER TRAINING


A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a caring, consistent presence for an abused or neglected child in the court system. Come find out more about this rewarding volunteer opportunity at a CASA information meeting in Peoria or Pekin. Meetings will be held Monday, December 17th from 6:00pm – 7:00pm at the Lakeview Library, 1137 W Lake Ave, Peoria and Tuesday, December 18th from 5:30 – 6:30pm at the Tazewell County Justice Center, 101 S Capitol St, Pekin. Learn how you can be an Everyday Hero for an abused or neglected child in our area.

CASA of the Tenth Judicial Circuit also has an upcoming training session for those ready to become a CASA. It starts on January 12th and ends January 26th with the classes on Saturdays and some evenings.  It will be held at Advanced Medical Transport, 1718 N Sterling, Peoria. You must attend every class to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).

CASA programs have been successfully implemented across the United States and in several other communities in Illinois. The program aims to reduce the amount of time children spend in foster care and help ensure that the child’s best interest is served in the court process.

For more information, including the specific training dates, call 309-669-2939, email casa@peoriacounty.org or visit https://www.facebook.com/CASAPeoriaCounty/ or www.CASAoftheTenth.org.


About CASA of the Tenth Judicial Circuit (www.CASAoftheTenth.org)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Tenth Judicial Circuit is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system. Its existence is based on the belief that every child has the right to a safe and permanent home allowing them the chance to reach their full potential in life. The organization, FKA CASA of Peoria County, has been serving abused and neglected children since 2005.  CASA is supported by Heart of Illinois United Way, Caterpillar Foundation, VCVA IL Attorney General, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority with VOCA funds, and generous donors.      

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