Current General Information Meetings (GIM):
|Thursday, August 23||3:00pm – 4:30pm|
|Thursday, August 30||3:00pm – 4:30pm|
|Thursday, September 6||3:00pm – 4:30pm|
|Thursday, September 13||3:00pm – 4:30pm|
|Thursday, September 20||3:00pm – 4:30pm|
Please RSVP to Gail Garcia, Program Coordinator at Gailg@casakanecounty.org
All GIM’s will take place at the Kane County Courthouse, 100 S. Third St, Geneva, IL 60134 – in room 430.
CASA Kane County has been advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system since 1988. We recruit, train and supervise community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates and Guardian ad Litems (CASA/GAL) for children who have been abused or neglected. The goal is to ensure that every child is placed in a safe and permanent home allowing them the chance to reach their full potential in life. Our program is the largest CASA program in the state of Illinois and among the top five percent in the United States.
As a child’s advocate, our volunteers are officers of the court and have the authority to obtain records and information about the child. CASA/GALs visit the child and interview parents, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, and other individuals in the child’s life. They gather information and compile it into a report that is presented to the court. Since CASA/GALs are assigned to one case at a time, they have the ability to spend the most time with the child and gather the information needed to make life changing decisions for that child’s best interests.
On behalf of the entire organization, we thank you for your interest in CASA Kane County. We are truly humbled by every person who expresses interest in becoming a child’s champion. If you have any questions or concerns as you start this journey – please email Catherine D. Battista, Vice President of Advocacy and Operations by clicking here.