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.
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For their courage, their willingness to leave behind all they know, their selflessness in sacrificing their lives for ours, the strength they show when they return home...for everything they give to their country, we thank our veterans. Happy Veteran's Day! ❤💙
Macon County CASA will observe Veteran's Day with closed offices. We will re-open tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 am. ... See MoreSee Less
A story from a Macon County CASA volunteer advocate:
"My 4-year-old CASA child called me last night and said, 'My mom (foster mom) is making soup! Can you come over for soup; I know you love soup!?' After the sweet invite, I told the foster mom I hadn't shared with the child that I love soup, but loved the way she was trying to find ways to invite me over! She is too cute!"
Our CASA kiddos seek connections. Especially with consistent people in their lives like our CASA advocates. #mondaymotivation ... See MoreSee Less