Winnebago County CASA Program

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Community

Location

Winnebago County Courthouse403 Elm StRockford, IL 61101 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Winnebago County CASA exists to develop and maintain an effective, high quality CASA program to advocate for and represent children in the juvenile court system who have experienced abuse or neglect.

Description

Every year more than a million abused and neglected children are in need of safe, permanent, nurturing homes. That's where CASA steps in. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) was created in 1977 to make sure the abuse and neglect these children originally suffered at home doesn't continue as abuse and neglect at the hands of the system. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The result is that a child is placed into a safe, loving home where he/she can thrive. It is the CASA vision to provide a volunteer for each and every abused and neglected child who needs one.

Reviews

Would you recommend Winnebago County CASA Program?
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by Edward K. (January 6, 2009)
CASA's have small dcase loads and stay connected for longer time periods. I have been with my clients for the last 7 years.

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