The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) serves by judicial orders as on Officer of the Peoria, Tazewell, Stark, Putnam or Marshall County Juvenile Court. The volunteer CASA will become an independent advocate and fact finder while acting in the child's best interest. CASA's become involved in as many aspects of the child's life as possible. This is done through one-on-one visits, classroom visits, case worker contact as well as communicating with teachers and family members.
At the time of each court proceeding the CASA will be required to submit a report to the judge with the observations that have been made over the six month period.
CASA's are asked to dedicate at least 5 hours a month to the case and commit to serving at least 2 years. CASA provides on-going education opportunities and asks the advocate commit to an additional 10 hours annually continued education.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CASA OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
324 MAIN ST STE 215, PEORIA, IL 61602, US
The mission of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Tenth Judicial Circuit is to ensure that every abused and neglected child is placed in a safe and permanent home by utilizing specially trained community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children going through the court system.
CourtAppointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Peoria County is a non-profit that has been serving Peoria County since 2005. In 2018 CASA expanded its' service area to Tazewell, Marshall, Putnam and Stark Counties and the name was changed to CASA of The Tenth Judicial Circuit. CASA volunteers provide consistency to the children on their case, submit reports to the judge prior to all court hearings and make certain that the child's best interests are represented. CASA's currently represent over 400 abused and neglected children in the Tenth Judicial Circuit. Additional volunteers are needed to serve even more children in need of a consistent presence during their most vulnerable time. We need you!