MC LEAN COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE PROGRAM

McLean County CASA
200 W. Front St.
5th Floor
Bloomington, IL 61701
TEL: (309) 888-5656

SERVICES

The McLean County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program is based on the commitment that every child has the right to a safe and permanent home. The CASA program trains community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of abused and/or neglected children in the juvenile court system. Once a CASA completes the National CASA Training Curriculum requirements, they are sworn in by the McLean County Court. CASA volunteers are appointed by the court to work with children who are involved in the juvenile court system and the foster care system. CASA volunteers collaborate with caseworkers, foster parents, biological parents, teachers, counselors, the child’s guardian ad litem attorney and all other individuals involved in the child’s life. They advocate for the best interest of a child by thoroughly fact-finding all the aspects of the child’s case and reporting the facts and their recommendations to the court.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

CASA trainings occur twice per year in McLean County. Please contact the McLean County CASA office for the next scheduled training.

CHILD REFERRALS

The McLean County Juvenile Court selects the cases that will have a CASA volunteer appointed to the children.

FEE SCHEDULE

The CASA program is a non-profit organization, there is no cost to volunteer and there are no costs when a child is referred to the CASA program by the court.

STAFF / TITLE

Laura Beavers Director of Training

Pam McClure (pam.mcclure@mcleancountyil.gov) Volunteer Manager