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CASA OF MCHENRY COUNTY

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Crisis Support
  • Justice & Legal

Location

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

Organization Information

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.

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