Our mission is to serve as an advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in juvenile court.
CASAs act as the eyes and ears of the judge, and the voice of the child. As trained advocates, CASA volunteers are appointed by the judge to gather information about the child and provide the court with reports and recommendations regarding the child’s “best interests.”
Advocates for children are needed on an ongoing basis! Every year more than half a million abused and neglected children are part of a child welfare system that is complex, overburdened and slow.
Thorough training is provided (40 hours over 6 weeks), and both evening and daytime training options are available. Every advocate is supervised and guided by an Advocate Manager. On average, advocates invest around 10-15 hours/month on their cases. A 2 year commitment (or, ideally, for the life of the case) is requested.
Opportunities Available with CASA Lake County
Volunteer Court Advocate
Court Advocates for abused and neglected children are needed on an ongoing basis. CASA volunteers are appointed by the judge to gather information about the child and provide the court…More
Special Opportunity/Event: THERE IS A LACK OF FOSTER HOMES – YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!
Youths in foster care need you! There are over 17,000 youths in the Illinois foster care system at this time. DCFS in Lake County faced a huge influx of children…Read More
Special Opportunity/Event: CASA Lake County 25th Anniversary Gala
Join CASA to celebrate 25 years of child advocacy at our 2019 Gala.Read More