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.
16 hours ago
It's #WinnieThePoohDay !
Pooh:"Today was a Difficult Day"
Piglet: "Difficult Days are so much easier when you know you've got someone there for you. And I'll always be here for you, Pooh."
💙In case you are a "Piglet," CASA is looking for people just like you!❤ ... See MoreSee Less
Wonderful surprises come in the smallest packages!
CASA had some surprise guests this afternoon offering donations of brand new socks, pjs, and toys all for our CASA kiddos. A few of the presents are brand new Christmas presents these kids received and they wanted to give them to other kids who didn't have brand new things. CASA ❤ our Macon County community and how supportive so many members are of our advocacy for local foster children. Thank you to these special kiddos for giving in a BIG way! 💙❤ #DecaturCityLimitless ... See MoreSee Less
They were so excited!! ❤️
I know those cute faces
What makes having a CASA advocate so important for a child in foster care? CASAs take the time to learn about the child's full situation and then advocate for the children's best interests based on each child's set of circumstances. Furthermore, CASA advocates provide consistency, staying with each case until it is closed and the child is in a safe, permanent home. Learn more by visiting www.maconcountycasa.org ... See MoreSee Less