Changing a Child’s Story is what we do for children who have been abused and neglected by the hands that were supposed to protect them and are now in the foster care system. We have the unique position of being appointed by the Juvenile Court Judge to advocate for the child’s best interest and work alongside DCFS and other agencies to find children the safe, permanent home they deserve. CASA provides the constant and stable adult presence in the child’s life.
We are governed by 25 Board of Directors, 22 professional and experienced staff along with 217 CASA/GAL volunteers who have been recruited, trained and sworn in under oath to be the GAL (Guardian ad Litem) for children. CASA Kane County is
one of over 1,000 CASA organizations across the country, and one of 38 within the State of Illinois.
The organization is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, and relies solely on philanthropic support from individuals, grants and special event fundraising to support its operations. The CASA Kane County office is located in the downtown district of Geneva in the old courthouse that represents a county with over 500,000 people serving 28 cities.
REALITY: Child abuse and neglect affects children of every age, race and income level.