BRINGING HOPE TO CHILDREN
SUFFERING FROM ABUSE & NEGLECT
AN OVERWHELMED CHILD
2,000+ reports of Child Abuse & Neglect in McHenry County each year.
200+ children will be in the court's care as a victim of abuse or neglect.
29 Months: The average time a child in IL will stay in foster care.
3 Times: The average number of times for a foster child to be moved.
WELL TRAINED & COMMITTED VOLUNTEERS
CASA provides a trained volunteer to advocate for the best interest of the child in the courtroom and communicate the child's needs to the judge.
The Volunteer Advocate is often the only constant adult in the child's life during their time in foster care.
BRIGHTER FUTURES FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
A child with a CASA Volunteer:
Spends an average of 9 months less in foster care
50% less likely to re-enter foster care
More likely to graduate high school
Less likely to be incarcerated