The Child Protection Network is a 501c3 organization that supports the work of the Children's Advocacy Center and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) programs in their quest to protect children. We believe that every child has the right to a home free of abuse and neglect.
We support the Children's Advocacy Centers in Mclean, Livingston, and Dewitt Counties in their endeavor to investigate crimes against children and provide support to innocent family members.
And the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program that recruits and trains community volunteers to be a voice for children placed in the foster care system.
CASA Training Opportunity
Would you like to do something truly meaningful in 2016? Make a resolution to help a child in foster care! Become a CASA volunteer. We will train you and stand by your side as you advocate for your child.
“CASA” stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. We train volunteers, like you, to assist children as they navigate their way through the foster care system. You will learn to become the voice for children who often cannot speak for themselves. You will report to the court how your child is doing and what your child needs to flourish.
Children in foster care who have a CASA volunteer, like you, have a much brighter future. They do better in school, get better health care, and find a permanent loving home faster than those children without an advocate. YOU are the key to their bright future.
CPN offers Fall Training Event
Protecting Your Children - "What We Must Know About Child Sex Offenders"
Join us at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center on November 8 & 9 for this important training session by Cory Jewell Jensen, M.S. Ms. Jensen has worked with adult sex offenders and their families for over 32 years and has served, trained, and provided consultation and workshops to numerous federal and state agencies and has published countless articles regarding abuse prevention. Professionals working with youth are encouraged to attend to learn just how child predators think, thus preparing adults to respond appropriately to protect our kids.
See our "Events" tab for information on how to REGISTER TODAY!
THIS JUST IN ~ Cycling for Kids Announces Beneficiaries
Our friends at Cycling for Kids recently announced three beneficiaries of their Sept 16-18th Stop the Cycle of Abuse 2016 cycling event...and the Child Protection Network is one of them! We thank CFK for this honor and are pleased to be partnered with such dedicated individuals who support the needs of local abused and neglected children. Registration is open now for this three-day cycling tour and camping event based at Chain of Lakes State Park in Spring Grove, IL. Three 60-mile loops will take you through beautiful Lake, Kenosha, and McHenry Counties, with SAG wagons, meals, and friends along the way. Options include 1, 2, or 3 days of cycling fun.
Please consider sponsoring, volunteering or participating in this fantastic fundraising and awareness event! Visit www.cylcingforkids.net for more information...and as Cycling for Kids says.... "Refuse to Do Nothing!"
In The News
Our local community is amazing. They've proven it time and time again with their support of the important mission of the Child Protection Network. On that note and again for 2016, the Tour DeWitt organization is hosting their well-attended cycling event to support the work of the Child Protection Network and the DeWitt County Children's Advocacy Center. The needs of child victims are continual, and we are fortunate to have a community that supports those needs. Come join us at Tour DeWitt and help reach the youngest in need, right here in our community!
Tour DeWitt 2016 will be held on Saturday, June 25th and offers a 9, 22, 40 and 62 mile route through DeWitt County. Perfect for beginners and experts alike! Each route begins and ends at the Clinton United Methodist Church, 308 Main Street, Clinton, IL. Once you've burned all of those calories, fuel up with a delicious after-race pasta meal for only $7.00. Provided by the Clinton United Methodist Men's group, meals will be ready from 10:30am to 1:00pm and will be served at the Clinton United Methodist Church. Meals may be purchased at registration.
Register today at http://tourdewitt.weebly.com/ or on the day of the event, from 6am-9am.
Looking for updates, pictures, and more information? Check out the Tour DeWitt Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/tourdewitt2015 .
Grab your gear, your friends, & get ready for a GREAT ride with a GREAT cause - Tour DeWitt 2016!
"Children have a right to feel safe, loved, and cared for. They also have the undeniable right to learn, grow, and become the people they are destined to be. "
"No child should have to stand alone. Kids in foster care need a voice. You can help... become a CASA."
“Being a CASA is like opening my heart to allow those who are hurt to heal.” A CASA once said, “You start out to change a child’s life and find you’ve also changed your own.”
"It’s everyone’s job to protect children. Each day at the Child Protection Network, abused and neglected children find Hope and Healing."
"Thank you for joining us in standing up for kids!"
"Powerless children need powerful voices."