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CASA of Franklin & Hamilton Counties

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Justice & Legal


903 W WashingtonBenton, IL 62812 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are community volunteers, just like you, who stand up and speak out to help abused and neglected children. We need men and women who are willing to commit 10 hours per month to make a direct impact for our children. And make no mistake, these are our children. They are children you pass in the store, or see on the playground. They are in the same classroom as your children and grandchildren. Like every child, these children need someone to step up and be their voice, to support them in their time of need.


Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a network of 951 community-based programs that recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. Volunteer advocates-empowered directly by the courts-offer judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care.

Volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many abused children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives. CASA Advocates are making lifelong differences in children's lives everyday! Each year, more than 200 children in Franklin and Hamilton counties find themselves involved in juvenile court due to abuse and neglect at the hands of those who are entrusted with their care, love, and guidance.


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