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Bringing HOPE to children suffering from abuse and neglect.
THE PROBLEM: An Overwhelmed Child Welfare System
More than 2,000 reports of Child Abuse & Neglect happen in McHenry County every year. Of these, over 200 children become court involved as victims.
The average child will spend nearly 2 years (20 months) in foster care.
On average, a foster child will change homes three times.
THE SOLUTION: Well-Trained, Committed Volunteers
CASA provides a trained volunteer to advocate for the best interest of the child in the courtroom.
The Volunteer Advocate gets to know the child, learns about the child's situation, and communicates the child's needs to the judge.
The Volunteer Advocate commits to that child for the duration of the case and is often the only adult constant in the child's life during their time in foster care.
THE RESULTS: Brighter Futures for Foster Children
A child with a CASA volunteer will find safe, permanent placement an average of
8 months sooner than a child without a CASA.
A child with a CASA volunteer is half as likely to re-enter the foster care system.
A child with a CASA volunteer is more likely to graduate High School and less likely to be incarcerated.