Morgan County Residents Stepping Up for CASA

Morgan County CASA in Jacksonville, IL has sworn in their second group of CASA Volunteers. Advocacy Network for Children is so lucky to have people to speak up for abused or neglected children in court. Without them, more children could become victimized and may be lost in an overburdened child welfare system. Please tell them they are wonderful and congratulate them because they are Super Heros to the children.

Left to right: CASA Coordinator Libby Gaige, Joann McManus, Judge Tobin, Wanda Dame, Lyn Dietz, Jeanie Brown and Ralph Langford.


September 17th, 2018

Stalking: When Obsession Goes to Far

Did you know perpetrators stalk children too? They do. Online, in-person, and in public.

According to the CDC, approximately 7.5 million Americans each year report stalking incidents. Join representatives from the Quincy area community as they explore the issue, identify warning signs, and provide strategies to deal with stalking.

The 8th Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council 2018 will take place Friday, September 21, 2018 at the Quincy Senior & Family Resource Center located at 639 York Street, Quincy, IL 62301. Registration is 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. and the summit runs from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The cost is $20.00 per person and includes materials, lunch, and snacks at breaks.  Registration fees are waived for Law Enforcement, Fireman and EMS. Available CEU fees (if there is a charge for your profession) are due at the time of registration. Checks should be written to JWCC (John Wood Community College). You can register by email at, by regular mail at Laura Megown, FVCC Coordinator, 639 York Street, Quincy, IL 62301. 

CEU fees are:

MTU Law Enforcement-No/chg. • IL State EMS ECON-No/Chg. • IL Adult Protective Service Professionals-No/chg. • Certified DV Professionals-$15.00 • IL Alcohol & Drug Abuse Professionals -$15.00 • Nursing-$15.00 • IL Licensed Nursing Home Administrators-$15.00 • Activity Directors-$15.00 • Cosmetology-$15.00 • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist-$15.00 • Licensed Social Worker-$15.00 • Licensed Professional Counselor-$15.00 • Clinical Professional Counseling-$15.00

Summit Objectives include:

Defining Stalking/Aggravated Stalking/Cyberstalking • Recognizing personal risk factors • Identifying healthy versus unhealthy behaviors and relationships • Recognizing typologies/psychology of a “typical” stalker • Identify risk factors and warning signs of stalking behavior • Developing a personal protection plan (PPP) • Distinguish between pre and post breakup indicators • Articulate the role of law enforcement (IL)

The summit will feature key note speaker, Dr. Olivia Johnson, a former United States Air Force and former police officer with a master’s in Criminology and Criminal Justice. 

To print the registration form, click here ⇒ 2018 FVCC Flyer

September 14th, 2018


Please consider doing this… really is that important.

We are in urgent need of CASA Volunteers! Please pass this information to anyone you know who might be interested!

CASA of Adams County needs CASA volunteers to speak up for the abused and neglected children in the court system. These children desperately need your help to give them hope and be the voice on their behalf.

Training will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning September 25th through October 18th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Advocacy Network for Children office, 1420 Harrison Street. Training will conclude with court observation and presentation of certificates on Monday, October 22nd.

Individuals interested are asked to attend one of two informational meetings scheduled for August 27th at 12:15 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at the agency office and should last approximately 30 minutes.

For more information or to request an application, please call 217-223-2272.

August 14th, 2018