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.
4 days ago
CASA's #fridayfocus always involves what each child deserves.
Our kids are not placed into foster care because they want to be. They are innocent bystanders and as a community we need to focus on fulfilling their needs during this difficult time.
Help Macon County CASA ensure that each child has a chance to thrive. To become successful teens and adults. To follow through on their dreams. To find safe, permanent homes.
If you can help, become an advocate. Go to www.maconcountycasa.org and complete a volunteer application for the Aug. 29 class. It's FREE! Please share! ... See MoreSee Less
Great organization with focused leadership.
5 days ago
Throwback Thursday! Macon County CASA is preparing to participate again this year in the Decatur Celebration DC parade! The event will be Saturday, August 3rd with a step off at 10 am. If you'd like to join us in walking with our CASA float, please comment here OR call us at 428-8424 and meet us in the parade line at 9:30 am. Dress in superhero attire as CASA advocates are the "superheroes" for our assigned foster children. 🦸♂️💙🦸♀️❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Are there shirts to buy?
6 days ago
A child's job is to love, to learn, to live as a child. ❤💙
#wisdomwednesday ... See MoreSee Less