CASA of Adams County, a program of Advocacy Network for Children, needs volunteers to speak up for the abused and neglected children in the court system.  These children desperately need your help to give them hope and be the voice on their behalf.

An informational meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 5:15 p.m. via zoom.  Click here for the link.  An additional informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 3rd, at 12:15 p.m. at the Advocacy Network for Children office at 1420 Harrison Street in Quincy.  The informational meetings are designed to explain the program in detail and answer any questions prospective CASA volunteers may have.

Training for Adams County CASA volunteers is set for Friday, March 12th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 13th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 14th, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Due to COVID space considerations, training will be held at the Hope Lutheran Church, 1739 Harrison Street in Quincy.  Court observation and swearing in of volunteers will be held on a date not currently scheduled.

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CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to speak up for abused or neglected children in the court system.  Volunteers receive 30 hours of training prior to case assignment.  Training includes courtroom procedures, working with social service agencies and the special needs of abused and neglected children.

Training is free with training manuals and materials provided.  Once trained, CASA volunteers work alongside attorneys and social workers from case inception to its completion.  CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and no special experience is required.   These trained volunteers will represent abused and neglected children in the Adams County court system.

Interested individuals should call Advocacy Network for Children at 217-223-2272 for an application or with any questions.

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