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CASA

The primary focus of CPN is to provide support to local CASA programs and services. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Before being assigned responsibilities, CASA volunteers undergo a thorough background check and participate in a 40 hour training course. In addition, ongoing continuing education and in-service participation is required after accepting a CASA volunteer position.

Contact CASA for more information.

Want to do something truly meaningful? Make a resolution to help a child in foster care! Become a CASA volunteer.  We will train you and stand by your side as you advocate for your child.

  “CASA” stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate.  We train volunteers, like you, to assist children as they navigate their way through the foster care system. You will learn to become the voice for children who often cannot speak for themselves. You will report to the court how your child is doing and what your child needs to flourish.

Children in foster care who have a CASA volunteer, like you, have a much brighter future. They do better in school, get better health care, and find a permanent loving home faster than those children without an advocate. YOU are the key to their bright future.

YOU can make a difference that can last a lifetime for a child – become a CASA volunteer!

McLean County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children residing in foster care. McLean County research indicates that children who have a CASA volunteer achieve a safe and permanent home sooner than those who do not.

Our next CASA training is scheduled to begin June 11-July 2, 2019. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 pm with one Saturday class on June 22 from 9-3 at the CASA office. Please contact Mary Pat Frugo-Anderson at 309-888-5852 or marypat.frugo-anderson@mcleancountyil.gov for an application or more information regarding the role and responsibilities of a CASA volunteer. Applications for the next training session should be received by April 30, 2019.

 For more information, contact  Marypat Frugo – Anderson, CASA Program Director, at 309-888-5852 or Marypat.Frugo-Anderson@mcleancountyil.gov