Macon County CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates for children in Macon County, Illinois
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a national association in the United States that supports and promotes court-appointed advocates for abused or neglected children in order to provide children with a safe and healthy environment in permanent homes. CASA relies on community volunteers to act as a “voice in court” for abused and neglected children to safeguard the children’s best interests and ensure that they are placed in safe homes as quickly as possible.
In Illinois as of FY 2017, 16000 children are in foster care. 5,708 children were served by CASA, 34% were adopted, 42% were returned home.
Macon County CASA is a member of the National Court Appointed Special Advocates Association based in Seattle, Washington. Macon County CASA is also in good standing with Illinois CASA. Macon County CASA gratefully receives financial donations from Various grants and donations, including United Way of Decatur as well as, donations from local corporations, community groups and grants to help expand our program and better serve our community.
7 hours ago
Our community's foster children live day by day with SO many changes every single day. They wake up uncertain of where they will sleep that night, who will tuck them in, and if they'll see their parents the following week. With help from 164 current community volunteers, Macon County CASA is able to offer 300 of these children with the stability of at least one constant relationship.
Our CASA advocates visit the child, listen to the child's worries and concerns, provide the child with support and encouragement to excel in school and in life, and keep the judge aware of the child's life and progress in trauma.
If you can provide a stable relationship for an abused or neglected child, join our upcoming CASA volunteer training, Oct. 14th. In just 2 1/2 weeks, you can be sworn in as a court appointed special advocate and be assigned to a case. Go to www.maconcountycasa.org to complete an online application today! ... See MoreSee Less
13 hours ago
Need a family goal for the weekend??
Try to laugh 300 times today as a family!
Play games, exercise, study for next week's spelling test, watch a comedy, make dinner together, find joy in EVERYTHING! 🌈 #casakids #familyvibes ... See MoreSee Less
2 days ago
Arm your children with self-affirmations to believe they can be successful. Half of adversity is the ability to mentally adjust. #fridayfacts #casakids ... See MoreSee Less
Heck... I tell myself this stuff often as well!!! Pass on the positive!!
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3 days ago
Macon County CASA is proud to have 164 active volunteer advocates who are present in the community in so many ways. Scott Busboom is not only a local radio personality and a CASA advocate, but also a sports announcer for many local sports. Scott genuinely invests his time and talents in the community's children and CASA is grateful for his voice! ... See MoreSee Less
Scott Busboom you're amazing and CASA appreciates you!!