Be a Guardian Angel: Get Involved This Spring in CASA Kane County
How can we support abused and neglected children in our area? CASA Kane County’s answer is “one child at a time.”
CASA Kane County is kicking off its spring 2016 educational presentations and general information meetings beginning the first week in May.
“Please join us at one of the dates below to hear more about the CASA Kane County organization, the role of the CASA/GAL volunteer and other areas of how to get involved,” said CASA Kane County Executive Director Gloria Bunce. “Find your place and make a difference for children who need YOU and the gift of time.”
For nearly 30 years, CASA Kane County has been recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) and the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for children in court due to abuse, neglect or private guardianship. The CASA volunteer acts as the eyes and ears of the judge to help make the best decision for a safe, caring and permanent home for each child.
The organization serves 100 percent of all abuse/neglect and private guardianship cases in the 16th Judicial Circuit of Kane County and has been doing this since 2000. CASA Kane County’s 14 staff and 280 active CASA/GAL volunteers advocate for more than 600 children annually!
Contact CASA today at www.casakanecounty.org or 630-232-4484.
About Child Abuse in the U.S.
There are nearly 3 million child abuse cases REPORTED each year. Experts say the actual number is closer to 9 million, since most go unreported. This puts child abuse at epidemic proportions in this country. Each day nearly 4 children die from child abuse. Child abuse costs the U.S. economy $250 Million dollars a DAY. It’s time we do something.
CASA Kane County’s goal is to educate people in knowing the long term effects of ineffective parenting, child abuse and neglect, and the myths and the misconceptions of the terms “Child Abuse.” Its goal is to work with families and lawmakers, help victims and prevent abuse through education. There are so many ways you can help us – distribute materials, volunteer with our group or donate.
Please click here to learn how CASA Kane County is collaborating with other agencies to better serve our most vulnerable children.
SOURCE: CASA Kane County news release, website