What is a Court Appointed Special Advocate?
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are trained volunteers who represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers are appointed by a Judge and serve as the voice of the child in the courtroom. The CASA volunteer helps to ensure that the children are in safe, permanent and thriving environments. CASAs make independent recommendations to the court that include a child’s placement, school, and emotional well-being. The volunteer remains with that child throughout the life of a case. The CASA volunteer is oftentimes one of the only stable and caring adults that the child can turn to during a difficult time.
I am for the Child. Are You?
If you meet the requirements below, please fill out the form or give us a call. There is a child waiting for you to speak up for them.
- Must be 21 years old
- Consent to background check (no DUI in the last 10 years)
- Complete 30 hours of training
- Commit to 12-18 month commitment
- Spend time with CASA child/children 3-4 times a month (10-15 hours)
- Write court report for each court hearing