Child Safety and Well-Being Goals
Child goals reflect what the program hopes to achieve for the children it is serving. These goals are considered, in general, to be what is in the best interests of the child.
No Abuse/Neglect Recurrence
100% of the children served by CASA Kane County advocates will not experience a substantiated recurrence of abuse/neglect during the year.
Placement Stability - Abuse/Neglect Court
85% of children served will experience an average of 2 or fewer placement changes for the duration of their case.
Placement Stability - Probate Court
90% of children served will experience an average of 2 or fewer placement changes for the duration of their case.
Child Advocate Stability
90% of children served will have no change in advocate during the year.
CASA strives to achieve permanency as quickly as possible for the children served.
Timeliness to Permanency - Abuse/Neglect Court
55% of cases served by CASA Kane County advocates will close in 27 months or less (based on cases closing in reunification, adoption, or guardianship).
Timeliness to Permanency - Probate Court
90% of private guardianship cases in probate court will close in 60 days or less.
Program goals relate to the activities that the program engages in to serve more children and better meet the needs of volunteer advocates.
Volunteer advocate retention rate will remain at 85% or higher annually.
Diversity of Advocates
Volunteer advocates will consist of a diverse population, including 25% male; 10% minority; and 10% bilingual.