GENEVA – CASA Kane County will be holding informational meetings for those interested in becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer for abused and neglected children. All volunteer training is provided and individuals must be at least 21 years old. Informational meetings, which last 45 minutes, are scheduled at the CASA offices at the Kane County Courthouse, 11 S. Third St., Suite 460, in Geneva, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 1; from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4; and from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, April 5. Meetings are also scheduled at Graham's 318, 318 Third St. in Geneva, from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 2 and April 9. For more information, contact Deb McQuaid at 630-444-3110 or visit www.casakanecounty.org.
Looking for another way to help? April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and CASA Kane County will host its ninth annual Hands Around the Courthouse event at 12 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. Third St., Geneva., to bring awareness to the plight of abused and neglected children. All are welcome to participate.CASA volunteers and staff again will create a pinwheel garden on the front lawn of the courthouse, each symbolizing one child who was represented by a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer.