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CASA of Cook County Statistics

CASA OF COOK COUNTY STATISTICS
DEMOGRAPHICS

The children served by CASA of Cook County reflect the overall population of children who are involved with the Child Protection system. While CASA does not specifically target minority populations, more than 80% of the children served are minorities. Of the children served by CASA volunteers in 2018, 70% were African American, 17% Hispanic/Latino, 9% percent multi-racial, and 4% percent Caucasian. The vast majority of the children come from families whose incomes are below poverty level. The children range in age from birth to 21 years of age: 25 percent were zero to five years old, 44 percent were six to 11 years old, 19 percent were 12 to 15 years old, and 12 percent were 16 to 21 years old. The gender make-up of the children was 54 percent male and 46 percent female.

Number of Children in Cook County foster care
0
Number of Children with a CASA Advocate
0

Number of CASA Advocates
0

Number of annual volunteer hours
0
Savings to the child welfare system
$590,714
($23/hour)
THE COST OF ONE YEAR OF:
CASA ADVOCATE SERVICES
$2,000
FOSTER CARE
$6,000
Percentage of CASA Advocate recommendations for placement accepted by judges:
85%
NUMBER OF CASES CLOSED
0
AND MORE THAN HALF WERE REUNITED WITH FAMILY MEMBERS
Providing a CASA Advocate for a child who has experienced abuse and neglect in Cook County costs
$ 0 FOR ONE YEAR
which is one third the cost of a year of foster care. Sponsor a child now.