Child Advocacy Organization Receives $1 Million From Kane County
CASA Kane County, a nonprofit volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused children, will receive $1 million from Kane County's portion of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.
“CASA Kane County volunteers do an amazing job representing those children in the court system and making sure they get the best outcomes for their situation, and get them out of a bad situation into a good one," said Kane County Board Member Jarett Sanchez, chairman of the American Rescue Plan Committee.
It's estimated CASA Kane County saves the County more than $7 million dollars a year in court time, attorney fees, and other agencies costs associated with children's cases that would be prolonged without the intervention of CASA volunteers and staff. The Kane County Board approved the (ARPA) grant agreement at its meeting on Nov. 7, 2022. The funding can be used for federally eligible expense reimbursements. CASA Kane County relies on an average of 250 trained volunteers to advocate for more than 554 children, ages from infancy to 21 years old, annually.
To learn more about CASA Kane County or to get involved in their organization, go to their website at www.casakanecounty.org.