WHO WE ARE
CASA Kane County is a nonprofit organization that prevents children from falling through the cracks of the heavily populated court and child welfare system. This is done by providing each child with the voice of a well-trained volunteer advocate. Meeting the needs of children is our priority.
CASA Kane County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system.
We believe that every child has the right to a safe, nurturing and permanent home, and deserves the support and involvement of their community to make this all possible.
Well-chosen values serve as meaningful guidelines for every program or activity, regardless of whether the stakeholders are volunteers, staff, advising boards or others.
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Listen to this podcast
Gloria Kelley, CASA Executive Director, and a CASA volunteer talk with Bill and Carol Waxenberg of “Once Upon A Time” podcast about what it means to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem.
What Your Dollars Made Possible
Ø 330 children were served in Abuse and Neglect court.
Ø 84 children were served in Probate court.
Ø 37% of cases closed resulted in adoption.
Ø 41% of cases closed in reunification.
Ø 250 active CASA/GAL volunteers advocated for a total of 514 children.
Ø 17,445 hours were spent with the children by CASA/GAL volunteers.
Ø 99.5% of children did not experience a recurrence of abuse or neglect.
Ø 80% of children in Abuse and Neglect court resided in 3 or few placements.
Ø 88% of children had no change in their CASA/GAL volunteer.
Ø CASA initiated CASA University Education and Compliance.
Watch this 3-minute video on how CASA Kane County provides hope for children in an overburdened foster care system.
OUR IMPACT IN NUMBERS
CASA Kane County relied on 250 trained volunteers to represent 514 children in Juvenile and Probate Courts last year. These children range in age from birth to 21-year-olds who are ready to live independently. All of these children and young adults relied on their CASA/GAL volunteer to make certain that their goals of safety and permanency were achieved.