Macon County CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in Macon County, Illinois
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes. CASA relies on community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they are placed in safe homes as quickly as possible.
In Illinois as of FY 2017, 16000 children are in foster care. 5,708 children were served by CASA, 34% were adopted, 42% were returned home.
Macon County CASA is a member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association based in Seattle, Washington. Macon County CASA is also in good standing with Illinois CASA. Macon County CASA gratefully receives financial donations from Various grants and donations, including United Way of Decatur as well as, donations from local corporations, community groups and grants to help expand our program and better serve our community.
Macon County CASA was live — at Lowe's Home Improvement (990 Hickory Point Plaza, Forsyth, IL).
5 hours ago
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8 hours ago
Macon County CASA is hiring an Advocate Supervisor!
The CASA Advocate Supervisor provides professional staff support to CASA volunteers and proactively provides supervision and guidance to each volunteer and the case to which they are assigned. The CASA Advocate Supervisor is responsible for attending court hearings, administrative case reviews, and other meetings, as necessary, to support children and volunteers. The CASA Advocate Supervisor is also responsible for ensuring all the children to whom they are assigned receives sound advocacy.
Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree, two years experience in the field of social services, effective oral and written communication skills, proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, and email skills, ability to work with culturally diverse individuals.
Send a cover letter, resume & three references:
Macon County CASA
Attn: Julia Livingston
141 S. Main St., Suite 722
Decatur, IL 62523
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14 hours ago
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Don't forget about our amazing new contest brought to you by Platinum sponsor, Lowe's! Each $50 & $100 playhouse raffle ticket sale till June 15th enters you into an additional contest for a chance to win a brand new Husqvarna riding lawn mower valued at $2,699!!
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1 day ago
"I pretend that 7 different homes and families in 12 years is OK."
This heartbreaking poem truly puts into perspective the daily struggles our foster youth face. The CASA advocate helps foster youth process these very difficult traumas. Can you help?? Email us at email@example.com with questions on how you can enroll in our June 15th class!💙❤ ... See MoreSee Less