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.
According to National CASA, today there are more than 77,000 volunteer advocates serving in 933 state and local program offices nationwide. Because of these volunteers, 233,000 children have been assisted through CASA services.
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 United Way of Decatur and Mid-Illinois, Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office, as well as, donations from local corporations, community groups and grants to help expand our program and better serve our community.