• Challenge: Individuals lack
    support as they rebuild a life
    free from violence
    One in four women report domestic violence
    in their lifetimes. Each year more than 1,500
    children are victims of abuse and neglect. And
    with assault, bullying and youth violence at 
    unprecedented levels, circumstances are dire. 
    Among the results are hardship, depression, 
    suicide, anxiety and neighborhood instability.
    response: training volunteers to advocate
    in court on behalf of neglected children
    HUMAN SERVICES | SAFE COMMUNITIES | casa of cook county

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CASA of Cook County

CASA of Cook County works to diminish the challenges faced by children in foster care by recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children in court. The CASA volunteers focus on one case at a time. They are ordinary citizens that are responsible for talking to all parties in the case. This allows the volunteer to provide an unbiased, nonjudgmental perspective and recommendations based on the facts to the judge as they strive to make critical life changing decisions about the child’s placement. Each CASA volunteer visits the respective child every 30 days to ensure that he or she continues living in safe and appropriate placements. In 2012, there were 363 CASA volunteers who donated more than 11,000 hours to help 486 children.