WHAT WE DO
CASA Kane County is a nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. We recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian ad Litem (CASA/GAL) for children who are in court due to abuse, neglect or private guardianship.
MISSION: CASA Kane County is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system.
VISION: We believe that every child has the right to a safe, nurturing and permanent home, and deserves the support and involvement of their community to make this all possible.
VALUES: Well-chosen values serve as meaningful guidelines for every program or activity, regardless of whether the stakeholders are volunteers, staff, advising boards or others.
PHILOSOPHY: CASA Kane County is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that advocates for abused and neglected children within the juvenile court system. Our highly trained volunteers are appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of children in the abuse and neglect court as well as probate court. Our obligation is to ensure that the children we represent will be visited at least monthly, and that their needs, desires and circumstances will be reported to the court at every scheduled hearing. The court appointed special advocate/guardian ad litem (CASA/GAL) will be the consistent person in the child’s life.
WHAT IS CASA U?
CASA Kane County University is an evolving portal of information. You will find resources and training for all constituents along with an educational calendar that provides a comprehensive offering of child welfare topics.
WHO DOES CASA U BENEFIT?
CASA University benefits a host of users including: CASA/GAL Volunteers, Staff, Chairman Advisory Panel (CAP) and our Board of Directors.