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McLean County CASA

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A CASA volunteer serves as the eyes and the ears of the court. CASA volunteers are responsible for independently investigating and reporting the circumstances of their assigned cases to the Court. CASA volunteers are dedicated solely to reporting what is in the best interest of the child, and consequently advocate until a safe and permanent home is achieved.

CASA volunteers are trained to remain objective and professional. Each CASA volunteer develops their own independent assessment of what is in a child’s best interest. CASAs do not go it alone - our staff works side by side with the CASA volunteer each step of the way.

A CASA volunteer communicates with all the parties of the case to gather information for the court, including:

  • Attorneys
  • Biological parents
  • Caseworkers
  • Children
  • Counselors
  • Foster parents
  • Physicians
  • Teachers


As a result of Covid -19, child abuse and neglect cases are on the rise. With an increased number of cases in the Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Court, we need CASA Volunteers now more than ever to advocate for the best interests of children in our community.

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About McLean County CASA

Location:

200 W Front St, Suite 200 F, Bloomington, IL 61701, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the McLean County Court Appointed Special Advocate program is to promote and protect the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected by providing well-trained volunteers to advocate for these children through a trauma focused lens until a safe and permanent home is secured for them.

Description

The Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program of McLean County is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children who have been abused and or neglected from our community through volunteer advocacy. Community members are trained to advocate for these children living in foster care. Our goal is to provide a CASA for every child residing in foster care, and we need your help!

CASAs are trained volunteers from our community who are committed to making a difference in a child's life. A CASA volunteer may have varying backgrounds, experiences, and education. CASA volunteers can be a stay-at-home mom or dad, a corporate employee, a nurse, a retiree, a teacher, a lawyer - anyone interested in advocating for the best interests of children.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Child Welfare
  • Advocacy
  • Child Development
  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 23
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitments vary but are roughly around 5-8 hours a month.

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