CASA of DuPage County advocates for children who are abused and neglected by recruiting, training and supporting volunteer advocates to represent each child's best interests in the court and in the community.
Every child deserves a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
DuPage CASA’s core values reflect what is genuinely important to us as an organization. These are not values that change from time to time, situation to situation or person to person, but rather they are the underpinning of our culture. They inspire us to do our best at all times and create a common bond that unifies us.
We act with integrity in our workspace and our community. Our individual integrity is the foundation on which our credibility as a staff and as an organization is perceived, and the cornerstone to providing each child a voice in the court system.
We strive for continuous improvement, to be the best we can be, individually and collectively. We take our responsibilities seriously, make strategic decisions and own our actions.
We are stronger as a group when we value diversity and uniqueness. We strive for equity in our workplace and for children and families we serve.
We value the importance, inherent worth and uniqueness of each person. Although we come from different backgrounds, we value the life experiences of others and treat each other with dignity. We display empathy and respect for ourselves and others.
We encourage open and honest communications with our staff, volunteers, and stakeholders. We may make mistakes or not always agree, yet our ability to be transparent and trust in each other will strengthen our relationships.
We operate from a common purpose, doing what is best for our organization and the children and families we serve. We responsibly manage all financial and human resources to advance our mission.
We believe in the power of one person to change a child’s life for the better.
I'm convinced that when we help our children find healthy ways of dealing with their feelings, ways that don't hurt them or anyone else, we're helping to make our world a safer, better place.