Help give abused children a voice in court with CASA Kane County

Posted9/20/2018 8:32 PM

CASA Kane County offers general information meetings this fall.

Learn more about the CASA Kane County organization, the role of the CASA/GAL volunteer and other areas of how to get involved. Find your place and make a difference for children who needs you and the gift of time.


The next session will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the CASA office in the historic Kane County courthouse, 100 S. Third St., Suite 430, Geneva.

To RSVP, contact Maha McDiarmid, director of training & education, at

For 30 years, CASA Kane County has been recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers who serve as court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) and the guardian ad litem (GAL) for children in court due to abuse, neglect or private guardianship. The volunteer acts as the eyes and ears of the judge to help make the best decision for a safe, caring and permanent home for each child. .

Last year, CASA Kane County relied on 264 volunteers to represent 607 children in juvenile and probate courts last year.

Contact the agency today at or (630) 232-4484.

CASA Kane County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system.

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The CASA Kane County program is the largest CASA program in the state of Illinois and among the top 5 percent in the United States.

Its goals are:

• Timeliness to Permanency -- Abuse/Neglect Court: 75 percent of cases served by CASA Kane County advocates will close in 36 months or less (based on cases closing in reunification, adoption, or guardianship).

• Timeliness to Permanency -- Probate Court: 90 percent of private guardianship cases in probate court will close in 60 days or less.

• Placement Stability -- Abuse/Neglect Court: 75 percent of children served will experience an average of two or fewer placement changes for duration of the case.

• Placement Stability -- Probate Court: 95 percent of children served will experience an average of two or fewer placement changes for duration of the case.

• Placement Stability -- Transitional Youth: 75 percent of youth in transition (age 14 or older) will reside in four or fewer placements for the duration of the case.

• Advocate Retention: 85 percent of advocates will be retained annually.

• Diversity of Advocates: 25 percent of active advocates will be male, 10 percent of a minority race, and 15 percent bilingual.


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