CASA For Children, Inc. provides quality volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children involved in the court system with the goal of timely placement in safe, permanent homes.
Our vision is to provide a CASA Volunteer to EVERY abused and/or neglected child that enters into the foster care system.
How Do CASA Volunteers Help Children?
CASA Volunteers are appointed by the Circuit Court Judge to represent the best interest of the children who have been removed from their home due to abuse and neglect. CASA Volunteers serve one case at a time, often being the only constant in these children's lives during this difficult time. CASA Volunteers submit written reports to the Judge on the facts of their case.
Who Are CASA Volunteers?
CASA Volunteers are individuals from all walks of life. You don't have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. If you have a passion for children and have an interest in volunteering, we would love to discuss becoming a volunteer with you.
CASA Volunteers undergo an application, screening, and training process to be sworn in as a CASA Volunteer. CASA Volunteers must be 21 years of age and successfully pass a background check. After completing a 30-hour preservice training and being sworn in, a CASA volunteer will be appointed on a case and will remain on the case until permanency is achieved.
I am for the child.
Become a CASA Volunteer
What do CASA Volunteers Do?
CASA volunteers listen first, then they act. They get to know the child by talking with everyone in that child's life: parents & relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers, and others. They use information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them.
Nobody longs for a safe and loving family more than a child in foster care. As a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Volunteer, you are empowered by the courts to help make this dream a reality. You will not only bring positive change to the lives of these vulnerable children but also their children and generations to come. And in doing so you will enrich your life as well.