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Rockford, IL

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Winnebago County CASA is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that advocates for abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system. Our trained volunteers are appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of children in the abuse and neglect court. Our obligation is to ensure that the children we represent will be visited at least monthly, and that their needs, desires and circumstances will be reported to the court at every scheduled hearing. The Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem (CASA/GAL) will be the consistent person in the child’s life.

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Happy Friday everyone! Sometimes we have to learn to:•Dance through the rain.•Look for the positive in the negative.•Find joy in the little moments in life.We hope you have a wonderful weekend. #letsstaypositive #itsfriday #rockfordillinois #the815 #winnebagocountyil

Friday, July 31, 2020

Flash back Friday to 2018: We are for the child. Be the one they need, become a CASA.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Join us Friday, September 18th, for our 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Golf Outing!This fun "Social Distancing" event will feature German food sampling on odd holes and beer sampling on even holes. We will also be raffling off A)a $1,000 set of Mizuno irons fitted to your needs or B) an $800 credit towards the Forest Hills Golf Shop. Follow us for more information and check on our event page for event tickets and raffle tickets:https://winnebagocountycasa.org/news-events/2020-oktoberfest-golf-outing.html#golfrockford #golfrockfordil #forestcitygolf #foresthillscountyclub #oktoberfest #golfforacause #socialdistancing2020 #germanfood

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Over the past few months, our country has had to have some difficult conversations. Many of these national conversations have shifted to our area and how we interact with one another. While Winnebago County residents are researching local resources, we wanted to take a moment and share the role of our CASA's. If you are interested in learning more, or becoming a CASA, please call 815-319-6880.A CASA volunteer is the unbiased person in the courtroom who speaks up for what is best for the child. Why? In 1976, Honorable David W. Soukup found himself in the position of making life-altering decisions for a child, and needed someone who had no invested ties to bring that child’s voice to the court. Everyone in the courtroom has a personal bias from the parent that wants the child back, the family that would love to adopt the child, and even the caseworker who fights for the child but must also take in account the policies and procedures of their state’s child protective agency.A CASA is a trained community citizen with their own life experiences that simply brings the voice of that child into the courtroom. We train our volunteers to be that unbiased voice. In order to do so, we must recognize that we all have biases, the systems we operate in bear their own systemic barriers that we have to learn to identify and work through, as well as many other factors related to child welfare, trauma, and resilience.While we equip our advocates with the tools to recognize biases and systematic oppressions, by no means are we against any of our first responders, court personnel, and fellow child welfare workers. Many of these individuals are the ones who rescue and remove our children from the worst of situations. At the end of the day, we are fortunate enough to be a part of a strong integral team and to be in a position to assist and support each other for the sake of the best interests of the child

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Now go back out there and be your amazing self. 😎👍#volunteersgetthejobdone #the815 #motivationalmonday #rockfordillinois

Monday, July 20, 2020

Throw back Thursday! Who remembers this interview with Mike back in ❄️December? He shared one of his CASA moments with us. 🎥🎬https://www.facebook.com/WinnebagoCountyCASA/videos/564570537656107/

Thursday, July 16, 2020

⏰ Our July training has already started, but you can still be a part of our fall training. A child is still waiting for you. Give us a call, ask us some questions, and see if we are a good fit. Our number is 📲 (815) 319-6880 or 📧 email us at: info@WinnebagoCountyCASA.org

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Be kind to yourself, growth is a process, even for adults.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

😎☀️Happy Monday! Hope your week is starting off well. Just a reminder that you got this and don't let your limitations stop you from doing what you can do. A little bit at a time adds up. 😊

Monday, July 13, 2020

CASA of Winnebago County is looking for exceptional people to change a child's story by joining our team of volunteers. Speaking on a child's behalf, our volunteers provide stability to abused or neglected children as they navigate the court system. Children who have a CASA gain a sense of acceptance, are less likely to develop defiant behavior, have a positive attitude toward the future and develop the ability to work out conflicts. If you have time to give, and live in Winnebago County, you could make a lasting impact.Fill out the form in the link provided to start helping a child today:https://winnebagocountycasa.org/become-a-volu…/applynow.htmlhttps://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=197202778396190

Friday, July 10, 2020