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Illinois CASA Illinois CASA provides leadership and support to local CASA programs whose volunteers advocate for the best interests of children.

Visit us at: www.illinoiscasa.org The Illinois CASA Association is the organizing body for CASA in Illinois. As a state association, National CASA has charged Illinois CASA with three basic responsibilities: provide ongoing technical assistance to existing CASA programs, manage the National CASA Quality Assurance program and establish new local CASA programs according to National CASA standards. I

Visit us at: www.illinoiscasa.org The Illinois CASA Association is the organizing body for CASA in Illinois. As a state association, National CASA has charged Illinois CASA with three basic responsibilities: provide ongoing technical assistance to existing CASA programs, manage the National CASA Quality Assurance program and establish new local CASA programs according to National CASA standards. I

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Help us give a warm welcome to Anibal Vega! We are excited to have Anibal join our team as our new Director of DEI & Ext...
01/09/2023

Help us give a warm welcome to Anibal Vega! We are excited to have Anibal join our team as our new Director of DEI & External Affairs.

New year! New resolutions and intentions! Registration is required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-GrrDM...
01/05/2023

New year! New resolutions and intentions! Registration is required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-GrrDMiE9LARUh7jZ84UAIoqw7f_8ca

Thinking of becoming a volunteer advocate? Have you heard about our mission and not sure what serving as a court appointed special advocate looks like? Join Illinois CASA for a thirty minute virtual meeting to find out more about the role of volunteers who advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse and neglect.

01/03/2023
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We are sad to learn the news that Bert Gray has passed away. Bert served on the Illinois CASA Board and led the board as...
12/24/2022

We are sad to learn the news that Bert Gray has passed away. Bert served on the Illinois CASA Board and led the board as president. Bert was a former Executive Director for Macon County CASA. He was a tremendous asset to the CASA network- thoughts and prayers for his family.

12/21/2022

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This past weekend, Illinois CASA Program Administrator, Michelle Beard graduated earning her Master's in Social Work. Mi...
12/20/2022

This past weekend, Illinois CASA Program Administrator, Michelle Beard graduated earning her Master's in Social Work. Michelle will be moving on from Illinois CASA in January to pursue her passion for direct services.

12/18/2022
12/17/2022
After five years with Macon County CASA, Julia Roundtree Livingston will be growing in a different direction with the Il...
12/15/2022

After five years with Macon County CASA, Julia Roundtree Livingston will be growing in a different direction with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism to serve as their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager. Big thanks to Julia and all her hard work to further best interest advocacy on behalf of children and youth, across Illinois, who have experienced abuse and neglect.

12/13/2022
12/13/2022
From Illinois Supreme Court Press Release (12/8/2022):  Justice Mary K. O’Brien and the Supreme Court of Illinois have a...
12/12/2022

From Illinois Supreme Court Press Release (12/8/2022): Justice Mary K. O’Brien and the Supreme Court of Illinois have announced the appointment of Chantelle A. Porter as a Circuit Court Judge in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit for DuPage County. She will be the first African American woman to serve as a judge in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. “Chantelle Porter is a highly skilled attorney who has earned the respect of the legal community in DuPage and throughout the 3rd District for her commitment to her clients and to improving the legal profession,” Justice O’Brien said. “Ms. Porter will be an excellent addition to the bench and has received the support of the entire Supreme Court.” Ms. Porter is being appointed to fill the vacancy created by the election of Justice C. Liam Brennan to the Third District Appellate Court. The appointment of Ms. Porter takes effect on December 12, 2022, and will conclude December 2, 2024, following the November 2024 general election. “I am grateful for this opportunity to serve and strive to be a fair judge for all of DuPage,” Porter said. “I am honored to be a part of this historic moment for our county.”

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Thinking of becoming a volunteer advocate? Have you heard about our mission and not sure what serving as a court appoint...
12/10/2022
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Thinking of becoming a volunteer advocate? Have you heard about our mission and not sure what serving as a court appointed special advocate looks like? Join Illinois CASA for a thirty minute virtual meeting to find out more about the role of volunteers who advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse and neglect. Registration is required. Click here to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqcOurqzgtEtNnHveaBOWYBCMetdMP4scE

Court Appointed Special Advocates® (CASA) are community volunteers, just like you, who stand up and speak out to help children that have experienced abuse and neglect.

12/09/2022
CASA of Kendall County has two, part-time positions open: -Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator -Advocate SupervisorCli...
12/07/2022
CASA Kendall County - Jobs

CASA of Kendall County has two, part-time positions open:
-Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator
-Advocate Supervisor
Click link for more information:
http://www.casakendallcounty.org/jobs/

CASA Kendall County is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants, staff or volunteer, will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, s*x, s*xual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Click here to donate: https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=12527&n=734586Giving Tuesday is tomorrow! Donate to Illinois CA...
11/28/2022

Click here to donate: https://donate.givedirect.org/?cid=12527&n=734586

Giving Tuesday is tomorrow! Donate to Illinois CASA and help our mission of supporting and promoting court appointed volunteer advocacy for children who have experienced abuse or neglect across the state. Our vision is an Illinois in which all children thrive in a safe, permanent and loving home.

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Thinking of becoming a volunteer advocate? Have you heard about our mission and not sure what serving as a court appoint...
11/22/2022
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: CASA 101-Becoming a Volunteer Advocate Informational Session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Thinking of becoming a volunteer advocate? Have you heard about our mission and not sure what serving as a court appointed special advocate looks like? Join Illinois CASA for a thirty minute virtual meeting to find out more about the role of volunteers who advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse and neglect. Registration is required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuc-ihrTIoGtC96-rOaB8_B9LrAhs_QRtX

Thinking of becoming a volunteer advocate? Have you heard about our mission and not sure what serving as a court appointed special advocate looks like? Join Illinois CASA for a thirty minute virtual meeting to find out more about the role of volunteers who advocate on behalf of children who have exp...

11/13/2022

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Chicago, IL
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Illinois CASA Facts CASA volunteers are officers of the court and appointed by a judge to serve as a special advocate to a child adjudicated as abused and/or neglected. A CASA or guardian ad litem advocates for the purpose of representing the child’s best interest. In FY 12, there were 106,206 children reported to be victims of abuse and neglect in Illinois. This means that 30 out of every 1,000 children in Illinois were abused. Tragically, 90 children in Illinois died from abuse or neglect. In 2012, there were over 2,517 CASA volunteers contributing over 170,177 volunteer hours for 5,716 children. This is equivalent to $271,578,592 in taxpayer dollars (based on a minimum attorney's fee of $110 per hour) to advocate for abused children in juvenile and family courts in Illinois. With local programs in only 36 out of Illinois' 102 counties, CASA provides a volunteer advocate for only 38% of the state's abused and neglected children. Illinois is one of only seven states that do not fund their CASA programs. Each CASA program is a separate nonprofit organization that relies heavily on community support to provide services. For more information about CASA visit: nationalcasa.org or illinoiscasa.org.

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Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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CASA of McHenry County has two open positions they are looking to fill as Advocate Managers. Click link for more information: https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=Advocate+Manager&l=crystal+lake%2C+il&from=searchOnHP&vjk=397ebc2eee40503c&advn=9194242055671297
Help us give a warm welcome to Anibal Vega! We are excited to have Anibal join our team as our new Director of DEI & External Affairs.
New year! New resolutions and intentions! Registration is required: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlf-GrrDMiE9LARUh7jZ84UAIoqw7f_8ca

Thinking of becoming a volunteer advocate? Have you heard about our mission and not sure what serving as a court appointed special advocate looks like? Join Illinois CASA for a thirty minute virtual meeting to find out more about the role of volunteers who advocate on behalf of children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
Find a local program in your community. Click here for more information: https://illinoiscasa.org/who-we-are/locations.html
We are sad to learn the news that Bert Gray has passed away. Bert served on the Illinois CASA Board and led the board as president. Bert was a former Executive Director for Macon County CASA. He was a tremendous asset to the CASA network- thoughts and prayers for his family.
This past weekend, Illinois CASA Program Administrator, Michelle Beard graduated earning her Master's in Social Work. Michelle will be moving on from Illinois CASA in January to pursue her passion for direct services.
After five years with Macon County CASA, Julia Roundtree Livingston will be growing in a different direction with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism to serve as their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager. Big thanks to Julia and all her hard work to further best interest advocacy on behalf of children and youth, across Illinois, who have experienced abuse and neglect.
Find a local program in your community. Click here for more information: https://illinoiscasa.org/who-we-are/locations.html
From Illinois Supreme Court Press Release (12/8/2022): Justice Mary K. O’Brien and the Supreme Court of Illinois have announced the appointment of Chantelle A. Porter as a Circuit Court Judge in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit for DuPage County. She will be the first African American woman to serve as a judge in the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit. “Chantelle Porter is a highly skilled attorney who has earned the respect of the legal community in DuPage and throughout the 3rd District for her commitment to her clients and to improving the legal profession,” Justice O’Brien said. “Ms. Porter will be an excellent addition to the bench and has received the support of the entire Supreme Court.” Ms. Porter is being appointed to fill the vacancy created by the election of Justice C. Liam Brennan to the Third District Appellate Court. The appointment of Ms. Porter takes effect on December 12, 2022, and will conclude December 2, 2024, following the November 2024 general election. “I am grateful for this opportunity to serve and strive to be a fair judge for all of DuPage,” Porter said. “I am honored to be a part of this historic moment for our county.”
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