CASA: Helping the courts and neglected minors
The Court Appointed Special Advocates program promotes stability for foster care children and limits the costs associated with the length of time a child spends in foster care as well as state-funded legal counsel through increased communication between the children and the courts.
CASA: Stability saves
CASA is an organization of volunteer advocates appointed by the court to advocate for an individual child in the foster care system. Appointment of a CASA volunteer not only provides more comfort and a feeling of empowerment in each foster child by giving them a voice, it also decreases the length of time a child stays in foster care.
A message from Section Chair Karen Bowes.
The gravity of adhering to visitation rules in foster placements in Illinois
These otherwise positive arrangements can turn detrimental when participants begin to veer from the rules of visitation. The diligent Juvenile Court lawyer should be aware of the life-changing consequences when parents and foster caregivers do not abide by visitation rules in foster placements.
In re Austin M.
The case of In re Austin M. is an extremely important decision regarding representation of juveniles in delinquency petitions and should be read with careful attention by all who practice in the this area.