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    her voice

    Advocate for abused and neglected
    children to ensure that their
    needs do not go unheard.

     

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Welcome to CASA Kane County

Volunteer, Donate or Connect to CASA Kane County!


CASA Kane County recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for children in court due to abuse, neglect or private guardianship.  They are appointed by the Juvenile and Probate Court Judges to be the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for children under the age of 21.  CASA/GAL volunteers spend time with the children, families, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals to collect information that helps the Judge make the best interest decision for a safe, caring and permanent home for each child.  CASA Kane County's 250 active CASA/GAL volunteers advocate for nearly 550 children annually!

Volunteer

CASA/GAL volunteers are everyday citizens who are specially trained and appointed by the court to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who are victims of abuse or neglect.  They stand up for children and their futures.

Donate

You can support CASA Kane County through individual donations, event sponsorships, your company's matching gift program, or by hosting a fundraising event.  Your contribution will support CASA/GAL volunteers in their efforts to help our community's most vulnerable children.

Connect

You can support the organization's mission even if you don't have time to become a CASA/GAL volunteer.  We have many volunteer, outreach and other opportunities to stay connected to CASA Kane County.


CASA Kane County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system.

In their words....

From youth who have been helped by the CASA program
  • "A lot of my childhood I don't remember. But I do remember this young lady sitting in the hallways of the courtroom holding my hand. I did't know who she was, just that she was there."
  • "She was the only person there on my graduation day."
  • "No matter what I'd done, she was always there for me."
  • "Being in foster care at any age is hard, but my CASA has made a big difference to me."
  • "My CASA volunteer makes me smile.  She wants to know everything about me."
  • "I am living proof that CASA volunteers change kids' lives."
  • "I wouldn't have been able to age out of the system unless I had my CASA volunteer."
  • "The support of my loved ones and my CASA volunteer enabled me to see my past as a source of strength."
  • "During my five years in foster care I had more than a dozen social workers. Nearly every court date meant meeting a new lawyer. But through it all I had just one CASA volunteer."
  • "The way my CASA volunteer helped me made me want to help other people."

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