- Dimke: ‘I’m not going to retire’
- IMRF responds: Pay spiking against the rules
- Bill limits automated license plate readers
- Private uni’s subject to FOIA says House
- Guest Commentary: Earth Day or April Fools Day?
- State Roundup: Concerns raised about proposed change in DUI pot standard
- Bill would decrease pot penalties; small amounts would draw only ticket, fine
- Senate votes to restore human service cuts; bill moves to House for consideration
- Bill to restrict red light cameras passes House
- State Roundup: Budget fix in current FY not yet done
Giving thanks for CASA volunteers
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect as individuals and families on all of the blessings that have been bestowed on us. It is also a time to pause and look outward to those people who are less fortunate.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Program provides advocacy to children who are removed from their home through no fault of their own. CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
During this season of giving thanks, while you are reflecting on the many blessings that have been bestowed on you and your family, consider those children that are less fortunate. Consider donating to CASA or becoming a CASA volunteer.
CASA Board Member, Ogle County
From the Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2011, issue