About Us

CASA of Southwestern Illinois was founded as a 501(c) (3) organization in 1988 by Honorable Judge Milton Wharton, St. Clair County Courts and the Belleville Area Foster Parents Association. The organization accomplished the following milestones:

The organization received certification and acknowledgement by National CASA
in 1988

CASA of Southwestern Illinois became a United Way Member Agency in 2004

CASA of Southwestern Illinois expanded its geographical service area to include Monroe
County in 1997.

CASA of Southwestern Illinois provides a 30 hours training and 6 hours of courtroom
observation to potential volunteer advocates.

CASA of Southwestern Illinois began expansion activity in Madison County 2011 with a
implementation of services 2012.

CASA of Southwestern Illinois name changed occurred in October 2011 as a result of the expansion of geographical service area.

CASA of Southwestern Illinois is proud of its collaborative partnerships and relationships with businesses, churches, court systems, and individuals.

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