HOW WE HELP
CASA of Cook County
THE CHILDREN WE SERVE
The outcomes for children who have a CASA volunteer are well documented:
Children assigned a CASA volunteer spent a shorter amount of time in foster care, were less likely to reenter protective custody, and had better outcomes in terms of education, physical well-being, and mental health. Furthermore, one year of CASA advocacy costs a fraction of the cost of a year of foster care while having a tremendous impact on the child, both in the present and future. Every one of the 5,600 children currently in Cook County’s protective custody deserves a CASA volunteer to protect them from further abuse and help them find a safe, permanent home.