Do You Want to Make A Difference In the Life of A Child?

Volunteer Registration Time Is Here!

New Advocate Training Begins Oct 12th, 2017.

What's it Take to be a CASA?

To become a CASA, you will first be interviewed and after being accepted you will undertake 35 hours of training and 3 hours of court observation. Two training sessions are held annually, one in the spring and one in the fall. Once trained, volunteer advocates are assigned to monitor a child's case through its duration. Advocates are asked to make an 18-month commitment to the program but staying with the case until it closes is ideal. Many times the CASA is the only constant in the child's life during this traumatic time.

If you are interested in more information about becoming a court appointed special advocate please contact us at (630) 553-8660 or email jgilbert@co.kendall.il.us


What Does a CASA Do?

As a CASA volunteer, you will form a unique relationship with your assigned child and will become the best equipped person in your child's life to know what your child needs. You will review records, research information as well as talk to the foster parents, case workers and others involved in all aspects of the child's life. It is also very important to appear in court on the scheduled court dates. Utilizing the information captured, the advocate then writes a report and submits it for the judge's review. The judge uses the report to help her or him make decisions about the child's placement and treatment needs.More FAQs...

Call (630) 553-8660 or email jgilbert@co.kendall.il.us with any questions.

New CASA Application
If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please fill out this application and return by email to jgilbert@co.kendall.il.us
New CASA Application 2013.doc
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Become a Friend of CASA Kendall County

"Friends of CASA" is a volunteer group that helps with fundraising and special projects. Friends are currently involved in various projects such as participating on event committees, developing community contacts, speaking to service organizations and assisting staff with any variety of projects. Friends are not required to make a regular commitment. If you are busy, yet would still like to be involved with CASA, consider becoming a Friend.

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Intern Applications

Marketing/Communications Intern

Please submit application documents to nosterloh@co.kendall.il.us with the email subject line 'Marketing/Communications Intern'

MarketingInternJobDescription.pdf
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MarketingInternApplication.pdf
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Advocacy Director Intern

 

This position has been filled for the 2016-2017 school year. Please check back in summer 2017.

Please submit application documents to jgilbert@co.kendall.il.us with the email subject line 'CASA Intern'

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New CASA Intern Application 2015.pdf
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CASA Kendall County invites our supporters to use Amazon Smile when doing online shopping. This allows you to select CASA Kendall County as your charity of choice. Every time you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, a percentage of your purchase is donated back to CASA Kendall County!

You can use this link:  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-4226686

We appreciate your support!

Bags of Hugs

CASA Kendall County wishes to thank those who donated to our Bags of Hugs Program!

Often when children are removed from their homes, their favorite things are sometimes left behind.  Through this program and generous donors, we are able to provide every child who comes into the program with a backpack and some essential items to help make them more comfortable.

 

Volunteer

A CASA Volunteer is a trained and committed adult appointed by a judge to serve on cases of child abuse or neglect. CASA's are trained to thoroughly research a child's case and advocate on behalf of the child's best interests. Learn more.

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