CASA Kane County, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office and the Regional Office of Education are asking that you review the information below on how to keep our children safe! The message is simple: if you see something, say something.
Please take five minutes to read this page on how you can make a difference in the life of an abused and/or neglected child. Please help us by educating your place of work, neighborhood and people you know who have the power to stop the cycle and ensure our kids are in safe and caring homes.
1. READ LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
Letter of Introduction from Joe McMahon, State’s Attorney of Kane County; Gloria Kelley, Executive Director of CASA Kane County and Patricia Dal Santo, Superintendent of the Regional Office of Education.
2. LEARN WHO AND WHAT IS A MANDATED REPORTER
Mandated reporters include but are not limited to:
Social services/mental health professionals
Law enforcement personnel
Coroner/Medical examiner personnel
Child care personnel
Members of the clergy
5. LISTEN TO THE MANDATED REPORTING PODCAST
Mandated Reporting Podcast
(Recorded: March 28, 2015, Length: 18 minutes)
This is a special podcast sponsored by the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office and CASA Kane County. It is aimed at everyone in Kane County, who, in their official capacity, are in contact with children–individuals who have opportunities to observe indicators that may point to alleged abuse and neglect. Individuals in this role are Mandated Reporters–the topic of this special podcast.
Our guests are Kane County State’s Attorney, Joe McMahon, and Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Lark Cowart–who is also the county’s Child Protection and Juvenile Delinquency Supervisor.