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A Child in McHenry County Needs YOU!
ORGANIZATION: CASA OF MCHENRY COUNTY
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The role of a CASA is to give a child a voice in court and be the eyes and ears for the judge by providing an accurate picture of the child's wants and needs.
The CASA is expected to:
- visit with the child at least twice per month, developing a caring relationship to be able to assess the child's on-going needs
- explore the child's situation and needs by contacting people in the child's life
- observe parent/child visitations
- submit reports for the judge
Check out website for the next info session date! www.CASAMcHenryCounty.org
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About CASA OF MCHENRY COUNTY
630 North State Route 31, Suite 101, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60012, US
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of McHenry County's mission is to provide well-trained volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children in our court system. Volunteers are trained by and receive complete support form the CASA program to help them through each case. Every year, McHenry County receives more than 2,000 reports of child abuse and neglect. Over 600 children become involved in the foster care system, many of whom end up in court as victims of abuse and neglect. Professionals working on these cases change regularly, making it difficult for children to build trust. Because CASAs are assigned to only one case at a time, they are able to provide the consistency and individualized attention that is often missing in the life of abused and neglected children. Children with a CASA gain a caring and supportive person who always looks out for their best interests.
Children with a CASA:
- spend less time in foster care, an average of 8 months less.
- are more likely to find a safe, permanent home.
- are more likely to be adopted and half as likely to re-enter foster care.
- receive more help and services while involved in the court system.
Multiple locations Crystal Lake, IL 60014
August 17, 2023
- Child Welfare
- Child Advocacy
- Relationship Building
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 40 hour initial training program (partially at home, partially in-person); 10-12 hours per month for a single case; 12 hours annually continuing education
- CASAs are assigned to a case for the entire length of the case which is a minimum of one year and an average of two years.