CASA Kane County is a Guardian ad Litem, nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of children in abuse, neglect and private guardianship cases within the Juvenile Court system.

We believe all children in the foster care system will have a safe, nurturing and permanent home where they can thrive with the support and involvement of their community.

Well-chosen values serve as meaningful guidelines for every program or activity, regardless of whether the stakeholders are volunteers, staff, advising boards or others.

Child Demographics

CASA Kane County relied on 250 trained volunteers to represent 514 children in Juvenile and Probate Courts last year. These children range in age from birth to 21-year-olds who are ready to live independently.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions about CASA Kane County? Check out our FAQs to see our most commonly asked questions. We answer who we are, what is a CASA/GAL, how we measure successes, and donations.


Gloria Kelley has served as the Executive Director since 2007. Gloria leads 16 professional staff, 20 board of directors, 40 chairman’s advisory panel members and over 280 plus CASA/GAL volunteers.

Staff & Employment

Get to know our team better! Learn more with bios and contact info for each team member. Also make sure to check back often to see what new and exciting job opportunities are open at CASA Kane County.


Listen to this Podcast!

Gloria Kelley, CASA Executive Director, and a CASA volunteer talk with Bill and Carol Waxenberg of “Once Upon A Time” podcast about what it means to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian ad Litem. 


  • Helping victims of child abuse and neglect
  • Creating greater awareness to prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Providing court referred treatment programs for at-risk children
  • Recruitment to qualify and quantify CASA/GAL volunteers
  • Case and advocacy supervision for the best interests of our children
    in foster care
  • Technology to assess and meet the needs of every case, child and volunteer
  • Experiences for all children to attend a concert or theatre
  • Suitcases and incidentals to meet basic needs
  • Education and training for better outcomes to serve 100% of every child from birth to 21
  • A caring person who will advocate for what is in that child’s best interests

Watch this 3-minute video on how CASA Kane County provides hope for children in an overburdened foster care system.



CASA Kane County relied on nearly 220 trained volunteers to represent 468 children in Juvenile and Probate Courts last year.  These children range in age from birth to 21-year-olds who are ready to live independently.  All of these children and young adults relied on their CASA/GAL volunteer to make certain that their goals of safety and permanency were achieved.

Children Served
Active CASA/GAL Volunteers
Child Service Hours

Volunteer opportunities

General Program Volunteer

A volunteer who after an application & orientation process commits to completing a short-term project on behalf of CASA Kane County.

CASA/GAL Volunteer

A volunteer who after completing an application, interviews, background checks and 45 hours of training, makes a 3 to 4 year commitment to serve as a child’s court appointed advocate in abuse and neglect, probate and juvenile justice cases.

Chairman's Advisory Panel (CAP)

A volunteer professional, after an application and orientation process, that commits to serving at least two years & meets four times a year.


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