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CASAs stand by children through court system

New CASA Advocate stands by children

January 24, 2018

Ralph Mathes of Ottawa was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in December. CASAs monitor and advocate for juveniles from at-risk environments as they go through the court system.

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New Data/Communications Coordinator

New Data/Communications Coordinator

September 7, 2017

It happened! The passing of the KEY! With bittersweet sensibilities, we say goodbye to Brittney Salas Becker, an IVCC/CASA service-learner, intern, advocate, and office staff as the Data/ Communications Coordinator. Brittney created our Diversity Resource Library, updated and revised the 13th Judicial Circuit's Family Resource Compendium (serving as a 211 reference), implemented CASA&#

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The First Importance of CASA:

The First Importance of CASA

January 19, 2017

They train together, then work alone.

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OUR VIEW: Child Abuse: What are you going to do?

Child Abuse: What are you going to do?

October 26, 2016

THE ISSUE: Child advocate speaks in Streator on abuse, neglect OUR VIEW: Powerful message should resonate throughout our communities Renee Howitt sets a fine example. Howitt delivered compelling presentations Monday at Park Place, Streator, and Tuesday at Streator High School. She not only lived through the grueling process of seeking guardianship for children in her ext

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"Dear Abby" Article

October 23, 2016

DEAR ABBY: I have two wonderful children (28 and 30). Both are married and have great spouses. Ever since I was a girl, I have dreamed of being a mother and a grandmother. My heartbreak is that neither of my children wants kids. Every time I hear that my sister or brother is becoming a grandparent again, my heart aches so bad I sit down and cry. My husband says I need to accept it and move o

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