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Volunteers needed to fight child abuse and neglect in Winnebago County
Be a child’s voice in court. Be a CASA volunteer. Winnebago County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) will hold fall training beginning October 2011. Most classes will be in the evening.
A commitment of one-and-a-half to two years is required following training to keep consistency in the lives of the children with whom you’ll be working. Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age with a high school diploma or GED. A criminal background check will also be done.
CASA represents children who have been abused or neglected, advocating for their best interests in Juvenile Abuse & Neglect Court, with the goal of finding a safe, permanent home for every child.
Many of the CASAs who advocate for CASA children work full time, and some work with a partner. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, or have questions about the program, call the CASA office at (815) 319-6880.
From the Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2011, issue