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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 and researching records
  • observe parent/child visitations
  • submit reports for the judge
Sworn in as an officer of the court, a CASA continues to advocate for the best interests of the child for the life of each case until permanency is achieved and the case is closed. One of the best gifts a CASA brings is the presence of a consistent, concerned adult in a child's life.

Check out website for the next info session date! www.CASAMcHenryCounty.org

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About CASA OF MCHENRY COUNTY

Location:

630 North State Route 31, Suite 101, CRYSTAL LAKE, IL 60012, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Crystal Lake, IL 60012

(42.2732,-88.31421)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

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