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Welcome to CASA 15th Judicial Circuit
               ... serving Lee, Carroll and Ogle Counties in Illinois 

CASA is an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates. A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a volunteer trained and supported by CASA staff to monitor the court cases of children ages birth to eighteen who have been determined to be abused, neglected and/or dependent by the juvenile court system. CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to serve as an advocate for the purpose of speaking in the child's best interest.

Call the Dixon office for new times.

Contact Trisha Morrow, Executive Director, to request an application packet at 815-288-1901.

Save the Date:  

Saturday, November 5, 2016 

Dueling Pianos - Windy City Dueling Pianos

       LaBranche, Polo, IL

                                                                          6 PM - 9 PM Entertainment

                                                                                  5 PM - Cocktails

                                                                          6 PM - Buffet Dinner

   For more information, call 815-222-6780


Carroll County CASA has an immediate opening for an Advocate Supervisor. Candidates must be detail oriented, organized and able to manage multiple projects at a time. A professional demeanor and confidentiality, coupled with strong verbal and interpersonal skills are necessary. Computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel are required. This position is approximately 20-25 hours per week.

Please forward a cover letter and resume to:

Trisha Morrow, CASA Executive Director


Deadline for resumes: October 3, 2016.

CASA Executive Director Trisha Morrow and Board President Darin DeHaan display the Certificate of National CASA Membership and Compliance effective 2015-2019. "As the Board President I appreciate all the hard work our Executive Director, staff, board members, and volunteers put in to keep the organization running smoothly. Mrs. Morrow's quality of work assures our organization maintains a high standard of service and this certificate reinforces the results of those efforts." - Darin DeHaan

Executive Director:  Trisha Morrow

Advocate Supervisors:   Vanessa White, Lee County
                                                 Cheryl Smith, Carroll County
                                          Mary Jo Griffin, Ogle County

Board Members:  Darin DeHaan, President - Ogle County
      (Currently Open), Vice President - 
         Kim Stahl, Secretary - Ogle County
      Glen Hughes, Treasurer - Lee County
      Bridgette Beckman - Ogle County
      Deb Crowson - Lee County
      Rebecca Ketter - Ogle County
      Cassie MeKeel - Ogle County
      Joe Payette - Carroll County
      Pat Saunders - Ogle County
                              Leigh Anne Piper - Carroll County

CASA 15th Judicial Circuit recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for children in court due to abuse, neglect or private guardianship. They are appointed by the Juvenile and Probate Court Judges to be the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) for children under the age of 21.  CASA/GAL volunteers spend time with the children, families, teachers, therapists, and medical professionals to collect information that helps the Judge make the best interest decision for a safe, caring and permanent home for each child.


CASA/GAL volunteers are everyday citizens who are specially trained and appointed by the court to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who are victims of abuse or neglect.  They stand up for children and their futures.


You can support CASA 15th Judicial Circuit through individual donations, event sponsorships, your company's matching gift program, or by hosting a fundraising event.  Your contribution will support CASA/GAL volunteers in their efforts to help our community's most vulnerable children.


You can support the organization's mission even if you don't have time to become a CASA/GAL volunteer.  We have many volunteer, outreach and other opportunities to stay connected to CASA 15th Judicial Circuit.

CASA 15th Judicial Circuit (Lee, Carroll & Ogle Counties) is a non-profit, volunteer organization that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children with the Juvenile Court system.