Child Welfare Experiential Training Pilot

University of Illinois Springfield

Public Affairs Center (PAC) – Room C/D

September 15, 2017 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

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The Illinois CASA/Child Welfare Experiential Training Pilot, supported through the AOIC Court Improvement Project Grant, focuses on bringing together CASA volunteers, DCFS child protection investigators and case workers, Juvenile Division Assistant State’s attorneys and judges, to increase the communication and develop more effective coordination of child abuse and neglect cases in Juvenile Court.  This collaborative approach, built on a foundation of communication, cooperation and coordination promotes better case outcomes and builds much needed trust among the service providers.

About the training (PDF)

Training Agenda (PDF)


  • Sheryl Essenburg, retired Sangamon County Assistant State’s Attorney
  • Susan Evans, Executive Director, Child Protection Training Academy, University of Illinois Springfield


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