Court Appointed Special Advocates

Welcome our Newest CASA Volunteers!

CASA of Kankakee County recently welcomed three new volunteers to the family. After completing their training, Tammy, Michelle and Janet were sworn in by Judge Drew at the Kankakee County Courthouse. We congratulate these ladies and know that they will make great additions to our CASA program! Pictured above with the newest volunteers are Kristin Jackson, Executive Director, and Erica Erickson, CASA Volunteer Coordinator (l-r).

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are assigned to an abused and/or neglected child in the Kankakee County Court System and develop relationships with the children they serve. They also work closely with social service caseworkers, parents, counselors and the court, spending an average of 10 hours per month on a case. Through these relationships, CASA volunteers then make independent recommendations to the judge as to the best interests of the children. Cases are considered complete when the child has found a safe and permanent home. 

If you are interested in making a difference in a child’s life by becoming a CASA or would like more information, please call Erica Erickson at 815-936-7372 or send her an e-mail at eerickson@childnetwork.org. You may also complete the Volunteer Application on the CASA Program page.

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