Illinois CASA is a leader in working to assure sound public policies in Illinois on issues affecting the child welfare system, the well-being of children and youth in state custody and other policy areas related to our mission.
Along with the local CASA programs and their volunteers, Illinois CASA engages in a variety of efforts to study, develop and change public policies. Additionally, Illinois CASA staff members conduct research, collaborate with other advocacy and stakeholder groups, participate on special task forces and engage in other processes to develop and impact policy.
Current examples of Illinois CASA’s public policy endeavors include:
• Commitment to educating and working alongside each member of the Illinois General Assembly, and
• Participating in the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority Children’s Task Force.