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.
6 hours ago
As our community's children have started school over the past week or will start over the next week, let's all remember that in whatever capacity we see children that we truly SEE them. Give a smile, a word of encouragement, or another kind gesture. Together, one person at a time, let's build children up for a successful future. #casakids #ittakesavillage ... See MoreSee Less
1 day ago
BREAKING THE CYCLE OF TRAUMA ‼️
When someone experiences trauma, its physical and emotional effects can sometimes impact their children – and this can begin in utero.
You see, during times of stress, the body releases cortisol – and as you know, that’s one of the ways our body helps us cope with physically or emotionally difficult situations.
But when trauma elevates cortisol to unhealthy levels, it can have an epigenetic impact !
Our CASA children experience so much trauma at different points in their lives. Consider the effects of this trauma as they navigate the foster care system. Heartbrraking, but amazing in terms of what they are able to overcome with support, love, and advocacy.
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5 days ago
Children who have experienced abuse or neglect face a frightening, profound unknown. Foster Care. New Schools. New towns and neighborhoods. Lawyers. No child should face these alone. Become a CASA volunteer today. Fall training starts Auguat 29th. Check our website for more information or give us a call with questions. Www.maconcountycasa.com/217-428-8424 ... See MoreSee Less