ABOUT CASA OF COOK COUNTY
FOSTER CARE SHOULD BE TEMPORARY — NOT A WAY OF LIFE
CASA of Cook County was established in 1986 and has served more than
CASA of Cook County was established in 1986, incorporated as an independent nonprofit agency in 2001, and is a as part of the member of the National CASA/GAL Association that is recognized and supported by the US Department of Justice and the Violence Against Women Act of Congress. CASA of Cook County is the largest of the 32 CASA programs in Illinois, the state which is last in the nation for achieving timely permanency, and has served more than 12,000 children in its 30-year history. CASA of Cook County is the only program of its kind in the county and has a unique position within the Cook County Juvenile Court, allowing the organization access to a court system that is traditionally closed to outside parties due to the confidential nature of the proceedings. Because of this relationship, CASA serves children and youth who are often unreachable by other organizations.