We are the child's voice in court.
LaSalle County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization which advocates for the best interests of the abused and neglected children in the LaSalle County Court system. We train and support dedicated community volunteers who serve to protect our abused and neglected children’s right to a safe and permanent home.
We listen first. Then we act.
Our volunteers get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life: parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. We use the information we gather to help judges and others understand what the child needs and to help the child find a safe, permanent home.
You don't have to be a lawyer or a social worker to be a volunteer. We welcome people from all walks of life, who care about children and wish to speak up for them. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well-supported by professional staff, who will help you through each case.
Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information on training sessions, fundraising events, and other activities.
You can also make a charitable donation that will fund our work advocating for abused and neglected children. The median cost to provide a CASA volunteer to one child is $1,492 per year.
Send us your email address and we will contact you about our next volunteer training session.