CASA/GAL stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian Ad Litem.
CASAs are specially trained volunteers who become the crucial voice of a child in abuse, neglect and private guardianship.
Relied upon by judges and most importantly, the children, CASAs are among the most respected volunteers and advocates in the community.
If you are 21 or older and have 5-15 hours a month to give a child – YOU can be a CASA!
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.
Our paramount value is integrity. Morality, ethics and law each help guide the many decisions made each day. Respect and passion connect stakeholders to the mission. Everything we do is driven by service for the children.
Who We Are
CASA Kane County relied on 250 trained volunteers to represent 554 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.