Court Appointed Special Advocates speak up for abused and neglected children.
CASA Volunteers are specially trained people from all walks of life who are appointed by the Court to advocate for the best interest of children and youth who have experienced abuse and/or neglect.
CASA Volunteers make a life-changing difference for children. They work with child welfare professionals, attorneys, educators and service providers to ensure that judicial officers have all the information they need to make decisions for each child.
CASA Volunteers are a reliable influence in the life of a child whose whole world has been turned upside down due to abuse and/or neglect. They give children hope by giving them a voice.
1. Building a relationship with the child(ren) and visiting them at least once a month.
2. Gathering information from the child, parents, relatives, school officials and other individuals regarding the family. The information will be used to develop a family history and assist with making recommendations to the court.
3. Reporting to the Court both in writing and verbally during the court hearing, as needed. Recommendations made by CASAs are based on the best interest and needs of the child.
4. Monitoring all aspects of the case, including the child’s placement, services for the child and family, and compliance with court orders.
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Ready to apply?
STEP 1 - Complete an online application - CLICK HERE
STEP 2 - A staff member will reach out to schedule an informal interview.
STEP 3 - Criminal background and Child Protective Services checks will be completed.
STEP 4 - You will be enrolled in pre-service training (approximately 30 hours - 15 hours online work and 15 hours in class).