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.
24 hours ago
The men of CASA!
Macon County CASA is proud to have several devoted male volunteers, employees and board members. Our assigned CASA children need positive male relationships. Many of our kiddos have not had a positive male in their lives. We currently have over 280 local foster children waiting to be assigned to a CASA advocate.
If you'd like to join our male volunteer effort, go to www.maconcountycasa.org and enroll in the next volunteer training on Nov. 7th. 💙💙
Pictured below: Mike Heger (CAAA advocate), Robert Burries (CASA Program Director), Rick Abernathy (CASA advocate), & Dick Dechert (CASA Board President). ... See MoreSee Less
This message is important, a lesson the family court system needs badly!
3 days ago
If you've been waiting for an opportunity to make a difference in a child's life, you have one more chance in 2019! CASA begins one final volunteer advocate training of the year on Nov. 7th. Go to www.maconcountycasa.org TODAY to complete an online application and enroll in the November class. Over 250 local children still need a CASA advocate. One positive interaction can save a child's life ans future. #casakids ... See MoreSee Less