Court Information,
Documents and Forms

Access additional information to better understand the laws and court processes that shape CASA Kane County’s role in the courtroom. Learn more about the responsibilities of the different parties we work with in the courtroom and how to contact them. 

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions, educational documents to supplement your learning, or and forms for use in the course of your role as CASA/GAL volunteer.

Abuse and Neglect Court

ABUSE & NEGLECT COURT

  • Average length of a case: 12-24 months
  • Background checks: Administered by Court
  • Level of DCFS Involvement: Heavy
  • CASA/GAL report goes to: All parties
  • Recommendations given by CASA/GAL: Yes
  • Frequency of Hearings: Every 60-90 days
  • Is CASA/GAL party to the case or not: Yes
Juvenile Court

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY COURT

  • Average length of a case: 12-24 months
  • Background checks: Administered by Court
  • Level of DCFS Involvement: Heavy
  • CASA/GAL report goes to: Judge
  • Recommendations given by CASA/GAL: No
  • Frequency of Hearings: Monthly
  • Is CASA/GAL party to the case or not: No
Probate Court

PROBATE COURT

  • Average length of a case: 3-9 months
  • Background checks: Administered by CASA
  • Level of DCFS Involvement: None
  • CASA/GAL report goes to: Judge
  • Recommendations given by CASA/GAL: Yes
  • Frequency of Hearings: Monthly
  • Is CASA/GAL party to the case or not: No