I am For the Child
Imagine what it would be like to lose your parents, not because of something you did, but because they can't - or won't - take care of you. Now, into your life come dozens of strangers: police, foster parents, social workers, judges, lawyers, and more.
What does having a CASA volunteer mean to a child?
Having a CASA volunteer means having a trained and committed adult, by your side, who has been appointed by a judge to watch over you and advocate for your best interests. That volunteer will make sure you don't get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in an inappropriate group or foster home. They will be there for you until your case is closed. It can make the difference between homelessness and a safe home, between dropping out and completing school, between unemployment and success, between jail and becoming a productive member of society.
Champaign County CASA currently serves approximately 350 children, thanks to our 100 volunteer advocates. The children we serve range in age from newborn to 18 years of age. Last year over 35% were under age 6.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact our office at 217-384-9065 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next training for new volunteers will begin on September 18, 2018. Please have your application completed by Friday, September 14th.