Hands around


April is National Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and a time to recognize that together we can help prevent abuse. To bring about a sense of community and raise awareness of this issue, CASA Kane County is holding its 14th Annual Hands Around the Courthouse event.

Please join us!

Date:  Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time:  Noon

Kane County Courthouse Lobby
100 S. Third Street, Geneva, IL

Chief Judge, Kane County 16th Judicial Circuit, Susan Clany Boles
Presiding Juvenile Division Circuit Judge, Kane County 16th Judicial Circuit, Clint Hull
CASA Kane County Executive Director, Gloria Bunce

Participants will join hands for a moment of silence acknowledging local victims of abuse and neglect. The most recent class of newly trained CASA/GAL volunteers will also be sworn in at this event.  The ceremony is open to the public and lasts about 20 minutes.  A light lunch will be provided.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to pass through security.

For more information about this event, please click here for a printable flyer.

Throughout the month of April, CASA Kane County also draws awareness to this issue by displaying blue pinwheels on the courthouse lawn, representing every child the agency served in the previous year.  Last year, 610 children were victims of abuse or neglect, removed from their homes and entered the child welfare system.

If you suspect abuse or neglect, please call 1-800-25-ABUSE


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