What is a CASA Advocate?
ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN IN MCHENRY COUNTY
A Court Appointed Special Adovcate (CASA) is an everyday citizen, specially trained by CASA of McHenry County, to advocate in Juvenile Abuse Court for the best interests and safety of children involved as victims of abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are appointed by the Juvenile Court Judge to chidlren 21 years and younger to be the eyes and ears of the Judge and the voice of the child. They gather information, identify resources and work in partnership with all parties to the case to ensure the child's needs are met. The ultimate goal of CASA is to help ensure every child has a safe, permanent home be it through reunification, guardianship or adoption.