Champaign, Ill. (WCIA)
Libby Moeller, Program Development Associate for Illinois CASA AND Julia Livingston, Executive Director for Macon County CASA share more about the mission of Illinois CASA.
Illinois CASA, together with its local member programs, supports and promotes court appointed volunteer advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.
Our vision is an Illinois in which all children thrive in a safe, permanent and loving home.
LEARN-all they can about child and his/her family
ENGAGE- with the child during regular visits
RECOMMEND- speak up for the child’s best interest in court. Makes recommendations regarding the child’s placement and needed services, and monitor the child’s situation until the case is released by the court
COLLABORATE- Collaborate with others to ensure that necessary services are provided and are in the child’s best interest
REPORT-what you have learned and observed in court
A child that has experienced abuse and neglect and now in court system by no fault of their own may have several caseworkers, several foster placements, change schools…We strive to have one Volunteer Advocate one the case the entire case.
Recruitment Initiative in Central and Southern Regions to increase volunteer participation across the region.
In WCIA viewing area we have programs in the following counties: Sangamon, Champaign, Macon, Cass, Morgan, Effingham, Coles, Cumberland, Edgar and Vermillion.
200 West Madison Street, Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60606
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