If you are looking for an opportunity to help young people in the area then you should think about becoming a CASA volunteer. CASA volunteers are needed in Adams, McDonough, Pike, Morgan and Hancock Counties. CASA is part of the Advocacy Network for Children and their mission is to help abused and neglected children and be a voice on their behalf in the court system. Your work will help to put an end to the physical and emotional abuse these children suffer from each and every day.

Volunteers receive 30 hours of accredited training prior to taking a case. Training is free with all materials provided. CASA volunteers come from all walks of life and no special experience is needed.

If you would like more information about becoming a CASA volunteers, please contact the office which has a new location. The Advocacy Network for Children has re-located to 1420 Harrison Street in Quincy. The new office is designed to be a more welcoming and comforting environment to the child victims that they serve as well as for their non-offending caretakers.

If you are interested in becoming a hero for children in the area, contact Diane Pieper, the Advocacy Network’s Executive Assistant, at 223-2272.