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Illinois CASA Statistics

Illinois CASA Statistics

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Volunteer advocates are trained, community members who advocate for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse and neglect and are involved with the child welfare system. Volunteer advocates serve in child abuse and neglect cases, Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) cases and sometimes in adoption proceedings.

  • In Illinois there are 31 local programs serving in 55 of the 102 counties in Illinois. In FY22, 3,422 volunteers and staff partners advocated for the best interests of 9,532 children who have experienced abuse and neglect. 
  • Of the 2,516 cases which closed, the number one permanency outcome was the reunification of a child with their family of origin.1,299 children assigned a CASA returned to their home of origin in FY22 with only 1% re-entering foster care.
  • Our goal is to ensure every child has access to a CASA volunteer by 2025.


Illinois CASA FY22 Annual Report


Illinois CASA FY21 Annual Report

Our impact this year has changed our community!

  • Children Served in FY23


  • Volunteer Hours in FY22


  • Volunteer Advocates in FY23


  • Number of New Volunteers in FY22


Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • National CASA
    National CASA
  • Illinois DCFS
    Illinois DCFS
  • The Office of Illinois Courts
    The Office of Illinois Courts
  • Illinois Attorney General
    Illinois Attorney General