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Why Racial and Cultural Representation Matters

Representation is important when looking at the impact it has on the lives of children as they grow. If there is a lack of representation, how will that affect the lives of these young children? Lack of Racial and Cultural Representation Effects Children for Life Identity Development Issues As children grow and develop their identity is shaped by observing those around them. When children do not see people around them with whom they share similarities such as religion, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and culture, they are more likely to have a harder time developing their sense of identity.   Poor Self-Esteem Not ...

Local Volunteer Opportunities in Monroe County

Are you interested in gaining valuable experience while connecting with your local community? If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of others, meet new people in your community, and learn skills that will be useful for the rest of your life, volunteering may be right for you. There are many local volunteer opportunities in Monroe County that will allow you to make a meaningful contribution to the community while advocating for programs you believe are important. Local Volunteer Opportunities with a Focus on Supporting Children If you are searching for a place that offers opportunities for ...

CASA Seeking Legal Support

One of the most astonishing things about CASA is the cost-efficiency of what we do. We provide a depth of service to victimized children that couldn’t be provided by any other model without staggering cost. The magic behind this is the remarkable commitment of so many people who provide their help without financial compensation. That includes local attorneys. But we need more. Monroe County CASA maintains a roster of attorneys who have agreed to provide their services to our volunteers on a pro bono basis. But, our list of attorneys is dwindling and we’re finding ourselves with greater and greater need for legal representation in ...

Coffee with CASA – From Your House!

Join us on May 12th at 8 a.m. for Coffee with CASA from your house! If you've been thinking about becoming a CASA, this is a great time to learn more, ask questions, and chat with current CASA volunteers about what the role is really like! And the best part of all? You can join in from the comfort of your own home, with your coffee made just the way you like it! As of May 4th, 49 children were waiting for a CASA volunteer to become available. The need for volunteers is growing, so we hope you'll drop in ...

A Note From Our Director

To all of our friends and supporters, You are an important member of the Monroe County CASA team. Your support is what keeps our doors open, albeit figuratively during these challenging times. I want to assure you that your investment in the advocacy work our volunteers give to the abused children in our community is being put to your intended use. The board of directors and I want to assure you that we are stretching every dollar as far as possible while making sure that the children of Monroe County are protected. We have cancelled all upcoming events, but we ...

Coffee with CASA

Coffee with CASA July 11th Join us for Coffee with CASA on July 11th from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the Monroe County CASA office (201 N. Morton).  Monroe County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provides advocacy for children that are involved in abuse or neglect cases in the Monroe County court system.  If you have ever considered becoming a CASA volunteer or board member, now is the time!  Join us over coffee and bagels to ask questions, talk to current CASA volunteers and learn more about what it is like to advocate for a child.  For more information call ...

Women’s History Month – Judge Frances Hill

  Judge Frances Hill at the 2013 CASA Luncheon Why did you decide to start the CASA Program in Monroe County and what was that process like? Frances Hill: In 1980 I was appointed by Monroe County Circuit Court Judge James Dixon to serve as the Juvenile Referee hearing all cases of Juvenile Delinquency (status acts and crimes by persons under 18) and civil child abuse and neglect cases referred to as Child In Need of Services (CHINS) cases. It was a natural fit for my interests and passions. Prior to that, I studied sociology and education at ...

Women’s History Month – Jill Jolliff

March is Women's History Month, and we are so excited to celebrate some of the amazing women who have impacted our organization over the last 35 years! First up is Jill Jolliff! Jill is a former Executive Director, and has recently rejoined the CASA team to help with administrative tasks. Jill Jolliff, receiving the State Director of the Year award in 2006 with Indiana State CASA Director Leslie Dunn CASA: What brought you to CASA? JJ: There's no exciting story here, I'm afraid. My experience was in non-profit administration, specifically in human services. Child welfare was a great fit and ...

State CASA Conference Information

Attention CASAs! If you are attending this year's state conference in Fort Wayne, some important information is below. If you have any questions, please call the CASA office or contact your Case Coordinator directly. conference-program-2018 CityParkingMap2016_102416_54d4788c-a408-42a4-b4fb-f79e2580002c

Concert for CASA August 19th

STAGE UP Productions and Harley Davidson of Bloomington present a “Concert for CASA”, a free event featuring Blue Earth, on August 19th from 2-5 p.m. at Harley Davidson. Blue Earth is a rhythm and blues band from the Bloomington area featuring CASA’s own Lara Weaver. The event is open to all ages and is free to the public, but donations are welcome. Pili’s Party Taco and Hoosier Mama’s Tasty Treats will be on hand starting at 2 p.m. with the concert starting at 3 p.m. If you cannot attend, but would still like to support this event, please click here.